Várzea Queimada is a typical village of the Brazilian semiarid, with eight months of drought per year, subsistence agriculture and heat, a lot of heat.
In Várzea Queimada, nothing is obvious, not even life itself – resilient to the point of seeming miraculous. There, everyone carries complex baggage, tough, made of scarcity and drought. A village of 900 people, members of the same family, who continue to marry each other in the hinterland of Piauí. Barbosa or Carvalho, they all descend from the same genetic memory that combines the settlers, slaves and native indians who inhabited this land in the past. Everything was mixed in struggle and in slavery, an ancestral burden that is tangled and contradictory.
A mirror of Brazil.