Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Fribourg 2012

In a village far back in the Paraiba Valley in Brazil, where time seems to have stopped, and where a community of elderly people is repeating every day the same gestures and rituals, a young photographer walks in all of a sudden. Her arrival will wake up this sleeping corner of the world.
The film is about time that elapses, memory, death, and shows how the irruption of youth, and the use of photography, can revive remembrances and give a new sense to life. The graveyard, which had been symbolically closed, opens again.