Publication Date Tuesday, March 27, 2018
IndustriesTextiles, Apparel and Footwear
For 100 years, various generations of the Brasão family have lived under a criminal enterprise that binds thousands of indigenous workers on the upper and middle Rio Negro (Black River), in the state of Amazonas. The brothers live in the community of Malalahá.
Just like in the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, the life of piassava workers is repeated in cycles and has a dose of magical realism. They are trapped in a world of exploitation, where work is confused with debt payment.