200,000 people work every day on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro; they call themselves ambulantes and they find theirs and their families subsistence selling all kinds of goods on the beach to the banhistas (beachgoers). Through the lives of Marcal and Otila, "Ambulantes" bring this impressive workforce to life. Two stories of perseverance, determination and hardship that resemble thousands of other Brazilian lives.
This film explores the lives of a refugee community, the Saharawis, exiled from their homeland 39 years ago and condemned to live in one of the harshest corners of the Algerian desert, where they are waiting for their fate to be decided. The human face of this long struggle for independence is shown through three generations of Saharawis; a mother, who represents the strength and patience of the elder, her oldest son who, although having a strong sense of nationhood, dreams of a better life outside the refugee camps, and her youngest son, who brings hope for the future.
Producer/Director/Sound: Phil Brown
Editor: Ross Gill/Phil Brown
Camera: Phil Brown/Craig Ellis
Production Translator: Che Alehando Pandoanpolis
Post Production Translator: Argi Aranbera
Narration: Marta Fernandez
Sound Design: Ross Gill/Demetris Papademetriou