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Ó Paí, Ó

2007 - Director: Monique Gardenberg

The film tells the story of residents in the lively historic center of Pelourinho, in Salvador, Bahia. Everything happens on the last day of Carnaval, amid music, dance and joy. That is until Dona Joana, an evangelical, uncomfortable with the revelry and binging, decides to break up the party, shutting off the building’s water valve. Although the film contains comedy, it eloquently reveals an unknown side of the city of Salvador, the contrast of Carnaval and class inequality inherent in Brazilian society. The film touches on issues such as violence, drugs, media, prejudice and racism.