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Chapa (Buddy)

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ABOUT THE FILM

Bonfires by the side of the highway. Hundreds of trucks go by. A buddy signals and a truck stops. The buddy gets in the truck cab. He is the guide, showing the way through the intricate streets of the metropolis.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Brazil
Activities:
DIRECTION
People From Sao Paulo - Butch, Fernando,Dragon, Filly(4x1min)-Short documentary(2004)
Memories of Baden Powell- Short documentary(2000)
TV SERIES
Expedicao Caicara- TV Cultura/SP(1999)
Mochilao MTV-MTV Brasil(1997)
EDITOR
2006-DONA HELENA-feature documentary film
oficial Selection It's All True, Brasil, 2006
oficial Selection Hot Springs Festival, 2007
oficial Selection Beeld Voor Beeld Festival, Holanda, 2009.
Screening / Award history:
14°It's All True- International Documentary Film Festival (oficial Selection)-April 2009/Sao Paulo/Brazil
Femina- International Women's Film Festival(oficial Selection)-May 2009/ Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
20° Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival(oficial Selection)-August 209/Sao Paulo/Brazil
DOCSDF-4°Festival International de Cine Documental de La Ciudad de Mexico(oficial Selection)-October 2009/Ciudad de Mexico
TOULOUSE-22 Emes Rencontres Cinemas d'Amerique Latine/Toulouse, Franca/2010
Festival International de cine de Huesca, Competicao curta-metragem documental iberoamericano/Espanha/2010
Festival Producumentales/Espanha/2010
http://www.elasticafilmes.com.br

28 people voted

aylimim
2013-04-18 05:29:38

beleza

rocknrollos
2012-05-25 17:22:21

Great! Even in Brazil not everyone knows about this kind of work. It also exists in rural areas in harvesting, crop load and so on.
Ótimo! Mesmo no Brasil nem todos sabem a respeito desse tipo de trabalho. Isso existe também na área rural na colheita, carregamento da produção e por ai vai.

カルロス川北
2011-11-09 00:07:13

ブラジルは、いま高度経済成長中。オリンピックもワールドカップも控えていて世界が注目している。たぶんトランスポートの仕事は倍増また倍増していくんだけど、シャパのような仕事が、どうなっていくのかは分からない。シャパをまとめた「トランポサポート会社」みたいなものが増えて、組織化されるかもしれない。ナビ完備のトラックが増えるかもしれない。そうすると、個人で請け負う彼らの生活も変わっていくかもしれない。時代の波に乗り切れないシャパも出てくるかもしれない。しかしこういうドキュメンタリーって、追う人物が失敗したり、もめごとが起きたりしないかドキドキひやひやもんで観ることになりますな。

H Ohya
2011-10-27 19:13:34

satoru
2011-08-12 15:34:18

rittoha
2011-07-18 20:58:04

good

madda
2011-05-29 03:15:35

i find it very boring, i couldn't watch more than 10 minutes :(

Lloyd Vanata
2011-04-20 06:33:07

An impeccable film charting the journeys and daily routine of both the trucker and the freelance Chapa (or `Buddy')
A film where every shot and scene wastes nothing and gives everything to the audience.
If I was a younger man myself and went to Brazil , then a `Buddy' is what I'd want to be...and that is an achievement that Tatiana richly deserves!

Much love, Lloyd Vanata (London)

kaukau33
2011-04-19 02:45:32

人間くさくてドキドキしました。

gisele
2010-12-19 10:15:25

very interesting and spontaneous... i loved it