Waiting for the Carnival
aka Estou Me Guardando Para Quando O Carnaval Chegar First screened in October 2019
Director: Marcelo Gomes. Documentary in and about Toritama, Brazil, one of the jeans-making capitals of the world, where lives are totally organized around global capitalismthough the citizens don't all see it that way. Screenplay: Marcelo Gomes. Twitter Capsule:
Lively, colorful, tonally complex documentary about northeast Brazil, the world's jean-making epicenter.
Nails two difficult tasks: a structural indictment of capitalism with considerable nuance and surprise, and visual flair without "picturesque poverty."