Funded by the Ministry of Culture / Funarte, the project took the audiovisual to communities that are difficult to access in Bahia’s outback, such as the town of Lagoa do Alegre and the Caribbean, on the Pernambuco side. In some places there was no piped water or electricity and so some of the residents had attended a movie session, perhaps participated in some production.
Together with Cine Caatinga, the project gave birth to the short film “Ser Tão Avoador” – nationally awarded and on display at Canal Brail and SescTV – counting on the cast of the communities among the professional actors – the protagonist is Manuella Markes, Belonging to Lagoa do Alegre. Among the audience, workshop students, community members engaged in production and distribution, more than 1,200 people were directly and indirectly served by the projects in the states of Bahia, Pernambuco and Piaui.
Cine Caatinga was developed by journalist and filmmaker Wllyssys Wolfgang, who also produced two more short films in the communities: “Lagoa do Alegre” and “Conceição: Vida e Verse”.