Dir: Maria Augusta Ramos
70' . Digital . 2015 . RJ


Like a road movie, the film accompanies a water delivery truck through the Brazilian landscapes of the Sertão region, plagued by drought. Between fiction and documentary, the driver’s trip bears witness to a determined population endeavouring to live out their daily lives, while the sterile words of politicians seem to soar over the arid lands. A collective portrait that respects the right distance. Sponsored by Petrobras.

Rating 12 years

Maria Augusta Ramos

She  is  a  well  known  filmmaker. Her  films  (Desi, Justice, Behave) won awards at festivals such as: IDFA, Visions du Réel, CPH:DOX, Taiwan int. Doc Festival , Dok-Leipzig and Watch Docs IFF. Hill of Pleasures won best direction, cinematography and sound at the 46th Brasília Film Festival. In 2014, she received the Marek Nowicki Prize awarded by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, for her body of work.


Production company: Nofoco Filmes Produções Cinematográficas
Producer: Alexis Góis, Maria Augusta Ramos
Script: Maria Augusta Ramos
Cinematography: Lucas Barbi
Sound: Felippe Mussel, Rodrigo Maia
Editor: Joana Collier, edt
Sound designer: Bernardo Uzeda
Music: Gustavo Loureiro

Festivals and Awards

  • Visions du Réel 2015
  • Doc Buenos Aires 2015
  • Mostra de Cinema de São Paulo 2015
  • Panorama Coisa de Cinema, Salvador 2015