Dry Ground Burning

Joana Pimenta Adirley Queirós

Fiction / HD / 153’ / 2022

“I was remembering the time… That I got wrapped up in some crazy shit with my sister Chitara. My sister made history in Sol Nascente. That was in 2019. I’d just got out of prison for drug charges. My sister asked me to be a part of this crazy scheme she was caught up in. She got a hold of a map of underground oil pipes. She got it and then… she bought a lot in Sol Nascente. The oil pipes ran right under her land. She started making a lot of money with that. Her, Andreia, China…They made a lot of money. So I started working with them. She took me to the lot, where she built a huge structure. Really huge, it was crazy, dope as hell. She taught me how it all worked…how to get the oil from underground, and turn it into gasoline, and all that shit…And she set up a deal with the motoboys, they would buy gasoline from her… she refined the gasoline there, and they bought it off her… Besides the motoboys, Chitara also had a spot at the P.Norte market a stand where she sold her gasoline. And a bunch of other shit. Chitara also got mixed up in politics. She made history… We had Sol Nascente on lock, we fucked things up. We really fucked things up.”

Léa tells the story of the Gasolineiras de Kebradas, as it echoes through the walls of Colmeia, the women’s prison of Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil.

WITH Joana Darc Furtado, Léa Alves da Silva, Andreia Vieira, Débora Alencar, Gleide Firmino, Mara Alves DIRECTING Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós PRODUCER Adirley Queirós PHOTOGRAPHY Joana Pimenta SOUND DIRECTOR Francisco Craesmeyer ART DIRECTION Denise Vieira EDITING Cristina Amaral EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Simone Gonçalves MUSIC Muleka 100 Calcinha CO-PRODUCER Terratreme Filmes PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Luana Otto, Andreia Queirós, João Niza SOUND MIX AND EDITING Daniel Turini, Fernando Henna COLOR CORRECTION Marco Amaral PRODUCED BY Adirley Queirós, Cinco da Norte CO-PRODUCER Terratreme Filmes

    Grand Prize - Cinema du Réel'22
    Grand Prize for Feature Film - IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Portugal'22
    Best Portuguese Feature Film - IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Portugal'22
    Universidades Award - IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Portugal'22
    Jury Award- Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, Grécia'22
    Best Feature Documentary - DokuFest, Kosovo'22

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    • JEONJU Intl. Film Festival, South Korea'22
    • 19th IndieLisboa - International Film Festival, Portugal'22
    • 40º Festival Cinematográfico Internacional Del Uruguay, Uruguay'22
    • Frames of Representation, UK'22
    • Festival CineLatino-CineEspañol , Germany'22
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    • 12th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, Greece'22
    • New Horizon Filme Festival, Poland'22
    • DokuFest, Kosovo'22
    • Biarritz Film Festival, France'22
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    • Manaki Brothers Film Festival, Macedonia'22
    • Festival Brésil, France'22
    • PravoLjudski Film Festival, Bósnia e Herzegovina'22
Julian Käser