The Colombian filmmaking team of Maria Rodríguez and Jorge Silva are well known for a documentary cinema style that combines ethnographic filmmaking with an engaged political cinema. Their work grows out of the New Latin American Cinema movements of the 1960s, combining a mode of filmmaking informed by anthropology with a politically engaged alternative cinema. From their first film <![CDATA[<i>]]>Chircales (The Brickmakers)<![CDATA[</i>]]> to <![CDATA[<i>]]>Amor mujeres y flores (Love, Women and Flowers)<![CDATA[</i>]]>, Rodríguez and Silva's works have analyzed the injustices of the lives led by Colombia's lower classes, and their cinematic practice has questioned traditional processes of documentary filmmaking.
This classic documentary examines the way of life for millions of Latin Americans who live in shanty-towns on the outskirts of major cities. Examining the day-to-day existence of a peasant family that produces earthen bricks for a living, <![CDATA[<i>]]>Chircales<![CDATA[</i>]]> explores different aspects of the culture of poverty and delivers a fierce critique of inequality.
Will be screened together with <filmlink id=\"2590\">Tiré dié</filmlink> and <filmlink id=\"2589\">Ilha das flores</filmlink>.