Film: I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back because I Love You/Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo (2009)
Marcelo Gomes & Karim Aïnouz / Brazil/71 min.
In this hauntingly melancholy film, geologist José Renato, travels to Sertão, an isolated region in Northeastern Brazil. His goal is to assess possible routes for a water canal from the region’s only river. For many of the region’s inhabitants, the canal will be a lifeline, the chance of a future and source of hope. But for those living on the canal’s direct course, it means only requisitions, departure and loss.
Film is subtitled in English.