in about 100 words or less
Brazil 103m, B&W
Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos; Cast: Átila Iório, Orlando Macedo, Maria Ribeiro, Jofre Soares
Barren Lives is a drama about a poor migrant family who wander the inhospitable lands of northeast of Brazil, half-starving, looking for work. Finding refuge by working for a local cattle farmer for a season, they eventually must return to the road when a drought threatens the heard. A realistic story, Vidas Sêcas is a beautifully stark film that emphasizes the poverty and the harsh conditions that the family must endure in search for a better life (Klaus Ming March 2016).