Arid Zone

Arid Zone


Original title: Zona árida
Production: Antônio Gonçalves Junior; Fernanda Pessoa
Country: Brazil
Director: Fernanda Pessoa
Music: Pedro Santiago
Year: 2019
Duration: 76
Genre: Biographical documentary
Color: Color
Original language: English
Languages available: English
Subtitles: English

Synopsis:

 How is it to be a foreigner in United States’ most conservative city? In 2001, Brazilian director Fernanda Pessoa was 15 years old and experienced being a foreign exchange student for one year in Mesa, Arizona, considered USA’s most conservative city. 15 years later – and two months before Donald Trump’s election – she’s back to try to understand her experience there and the conservative ideas regarding topics like the Mexican border, the cowboy lifestyle, religiosity and patriotism.


Awards:

 Honorable Mention at Dok Leipzig 2019
Selected at DocsBarcelona 2020

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