by Pedro de Filippis
Portuguese / Documentary / 120min / 2K / Color
Enquadramento Produções | mare/sciallo Films (USA)
DIRECTOR Pedro de Filippis
PRODUCERS Leonardo Mecchi, Bronte Stahl and Tarsila Nakamura
SELECTIONS AND AWARDS
Sundance Institute (USA)
Nia Tero Foundation (USA)
Chicago Media Project (USA)
LEF Foundation (USA)
The largest mining dam disaster in history happens in Brazil. In the imminence of new dam ruptures, a state counselor confronts the modus operandi of the government and mining sector, while dam refugees are left to fend for themselves in a post-colonial wasteland.
Pedro de Filippis is a filmmaker based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 2016 he was selected for the European MFA program Doc Nomads, during which he directed eight short documentaries in Portugal, Hungary, and Belgium. In 2020 he was nominated for the Global Emerging Filmmaker prize by Netflix and IDA. Tailings is his first feature film.