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)
Two mining tailings dams break in Brazil, causing the country's worst-ever socio-environmental disasters. Moving between the state mining council who approves these and future mining projects and the experiences of tangentially and directly affected characters in the mining territories, Tailings moves among the industrial, the absurd, and the bureaucratic to arrive at the human.
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.