Affonso Uchoa, João Dumans (Brazil 2017)
A young brazilian factory worker discovers the diary of a colleague, Cristiano, who died in an accident. The film tells the story within the story of this life; Cristiano's time in prison for car theft and his journey through the country in search for work. ARÁBIA is a road movie favouring an unhurried story line and long shots in carefully composed frames. In the middle of this aimless nomadic life the protagonist starts developing a kind of political awareness for himself. And at one point Cristiano says: "we sow so much and harvest so little."