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Mulheres da Terra

Brazil, 1985 (MIFF 1987)

Director: Marlene Franca

The daily life of women sugar cane workers, emphasising the emotional side of the women's lives. After back-breaking work on the plantations all day, they return home to the drudgery of household chores and responsibilities of caring for their families.

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