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


 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.


 Honorable Mention at Dok Leipzig 2019
Selected at DocsBarcelona 2020

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