Video Art in cooperation with André Amparo.

2003, 06min, DVCAM, Stereo, Color.

During the shooting of a documentary film, the cinematographer accidentally got her leg stuck in a storm drain cover. A crowd of passersby from the small village of Malacacheta, in the countryside of Brazil stops to watch and have their say, but nothing seems to help. Not until Dona Rita shows up.

Original language: Brazilian Portuguese with English subtitles. Length: 6 min


Director: Cecilia Torquato de Oliveira and André Amparo

Cinematographer: André Amparo
Film editing/script: Cecilia Torquato de Oliveira
Sound editor: Cecilia Torquato de Oliveira
Production: André Amparo, Marcelo Henrique, Gibi Cardoso
Executive production: André Amparo
Production company: Catraca Filmes


Distributed by E-Flux New York (exhibited worldwide between the years of 2004 and 2007).
Video Reporter Award 2005 (Bauhaus – Universität Weimar. Fakultät Medien, Germany)

Festival de Avanca (Avanca, Portugal, 2005)

Festival 5 Minutes (In competition, Second Price, Salvador, BA Brazil 2004)

Cine Esquema Novo (Porto Alegre, RS, 2004).
Mostra do Filme Livre (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 2007)

Mostra Individual Itau Cultural André Amparo (Belo Horizonte and Belém, Brazil, 2006),

“Brasil Cine” – New Cinema from Brazil (Stockholm, Sweden, 2005)

“Terras em Trânsito – Contemporary Video from Brazil (Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2005)

“Experimentos Tropicais” – Museo Rufino Tamayo (Mexico City, 2004)

Broadcasted on TV Cultura São Paulo Brazil (2005)

Broadcasted on Canal Brasil (Brazil 2005 and 2006)