ULISSES (in post-production)
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ULISSES is a poetic observational documentary that follows the lives of a community of “jangadeiros” —fishermen typical to the dune-lined Northeastern Coast of Brazil.
Often times we learn the story of a place through its headlines: its politics, its revolts, its tragedies. But the true story of a country is told through its people and their traditions. The jangadeiros are one such group that paints a fuller and more vibrant picture of Brazil.
They live a hard rugged lives lived with courage and focused on a job that needs to be done in spite of innumerable dangers. Communities of these fisherman are disappearing along the Brazilian coast due to several man-made and environmental battles.