Hauling | 1hr : 31mins
Director: Sean Walsh | Producer: Sean Walsh
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Brazil
Often regarded as a marginal society, the recycling underworld of SÃ£o Paulo - Brazil's largest metropolis - is the backdrop to the touching story of ClaudinÃªs and his family. 'Hauling' reveals the day-to-day life of this man, a father to over 27 children, and of many others who make their living out of collecting and recycling material that others have thrown out. In order to do this, ClaudinÃªs routinely visits the downtown neighborhood of Santa IfigÃªnia in his lime-green VW bus. A regular visitor for over 5 years, he is well known by the local shopkeepers and residents, who often donate not only the usual cardboard and plastic, but also other used goods, such as computer parts which he restores and sells. ClaudinÃªs and his family serve as a symbol of the thousands of people in Brazil who resort to recycling in order to make a living and suffer prejudice and discrimination as a result. This film shows us the intimate workings of that universe in an effort to stimulate recycling and to expose these individuals as followers of a noble and respectable way of life.
You may purchase the DVD of this film directly from this StoryTeller/Producer. Please visit.