Director:Tiago de Aragão
One year after the coup d’état, the National Congress is under siege. Ruralist deputies hunt the rights of Indigenous Peoples. They resist. Tiago de Aragão’s The Clash is a film of utmost importance, covering a period of the contemporary history of Brazil, while the country descends into a downward spiral with political unrest and human rights setbacks. Conceived and shot during the process of the election of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, the film fully captures the general atmosphere of despair, through the efforts of several indigenous activists who struggle to defend their most basic rights. Aragão’s black and white photography strips all emotions to its most bare form, and colors the action with a gentle and needed flow, as his nation descends into chaos.