Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years, and became locally known for sitting in the same spot and writing every day. In April 2011, he was befriended by a young woman named Shalla Monteiro. Impressed by his poetry and wanting to help him with his dream of publishing a book, she created a Facebook Page to feature Raimundo’s writing. Neither could have expected what happened next.
This short film uses footage from a documentary about Raimundo shot in São Paulo in 2011 and 2012, along with interviews and scenes filmed in Goîana, Brazil, in January 2014.
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Production Studio - Already Alive
Director - Michael Marantz
Director of Photography - Tim Sessler
Producer - Jason Oppliger
Post Producer - Drew English
Original Music - Michael Marantz
Edit - Michael Marantz
Assistant Edit - Drew English
Local Brazil Producer - William Guimaraes
Local Brazil Production Company - Southside Productions
Footage of Raimundo at The Island by Tiago Venturi
Special Thanks to:
Raimundo and his family
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