A documentary about what happens when the corporate vision of progress enters into the lives of small rural communities in the interior of Brazil. A new hydroelectric dam is being completed in Aimorés, Minas Gerais by the Consortium, a state energy company (CEMIG) and a Brazilian multinational mining corporation (Vale do Rio Doce). According to the Consortium, everything possible is being done to help the region adjust to the changes the dam will bring, but those living along the river and in the relocated town which was built for citizens displaced by the dam tell a different story. A personal look at the often ignored consequences of hydroelectric power production and who and what are sacrificed in the process.
Shot, Directed, and Edited by Eliot Gray Fisher and Anna Kongs in the Documentary Studies program at the College of Santa Fe.