Original Film Title: São Paulo, Cidade Fechada
English Film Title: São Paulo, Closed City
Directors Name: André De Franco
Producers: André De Franco, Tatiana Pinho
Country of Origin: Brazil
Country of Filming: Brazil
Runtime: 20 minutes
Shot in the streets of São Paulo during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the documentary provides an insight on how this new threat is affecting the city’s huge homeless population.
In March 2020, as a result of the spread of Covid-19 throughout the country, the São Paulo State Government declared quarantine. However, the empty streets of the largest city in Latin America have made “visible” it’s more than 30,000 homeless people.
Locked from the outside, in search of water, food, shelter or medical treatment, their perspective on the current situation exposes the social inequalities that became glaring in this bleak scenario.