Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Chemnitz 2017

Atmospheric images transport us to the dusty roads of small-town Brazil. On Wheels takes us on an inspiring journey of self-discovery with classmates Lais and Lucas, two equally charming and well-developed main characters.

Aided by the trust they place in each other they are able to overcome adversity and build resilience to the challenges life throws at them. Lucas may not regain the ability to walk and Lais may not find the father she has never met, but along the way, they nevertheless become empowered through the development of an open and loving relationship to each other.

On Wheels portrays with a refreshing lightness the importance of resilience in life and seeing beyond the outward limitations of others. (Photo: © Klaxon Kultura Audiovisual)