Portuguese at Global Languages, MIT-Brazil, and the Brazilian Students Association present
Wednesday, October 25
Free and open to the community
About the movie
Crossed by greed, two hundred and seventy-two people were buried in toxic mud from the Vale mining company in Brumadinho (MG), Brazil in 2019. The emptiness that now crosses those who try to carry on will never be filled. This film is dedicated to the victims of the irresponsible mining tragedy that continues to take its toll with blood and devastation. Release date: June 24, 2021 (Brazil). TRAILER.
About the filmmaker
Fernando Moreira is a journalist. Moreira is currently a researcher at Harvard University (fellow in the Anthropology department – CAPES PrInt scholar). He is also a PhD candidate in Semiotics / Linguistics at the Universidade de São Paulo. Between 2001 and 2018 he worked as a reporter, TV news anchor and editor for mainstream Brazilian news outlets. He did distinguished coverage of the Mariana dam disaster in 2015. O vazio que atravessa is his first film.