The need to use rainwater in domestic activities in a period of water crisis.

  • Gabriela Mendonça
  • Gabriela Mendonça
  • Gabriela Mendonça
  • Maria Elena Mendonça Andrade
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    8 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - UFES
  • Super 9 Mobile Film Fest
    June 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Mostra Sesc de Cinema Panorama ES
    Vitória, ES
    Official Selection
  • MINA Smartphone Film Festival
    Melbourne, Victoria
    November 12, 2022
    Screening Finalist
  • Curta 10 Minutos - Mostra de Curtas da UFRJ
    Rio de Janeiro
    December 8, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Mojo Italia Festival
    Roma, Lazio
    October 22, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • Short Cut
    Inđija, Vojvodina
    August 25, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Steve Aronson International Film Festival

    Costa Rica
    September 10, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Gabriela Mendonça

Gabriela Mendonça Andrade was born in Brazil. At the age of 19, she entered the Federal University of Espírito Santo to study cinema. She carried out different projects focused on the area within the course, including short films. At the age of 23, due to quarantine, Gabriela began making short films using her smartphone. The first was the comedy 'Connected Times', and her current project is 'Pluvial', a short documentary about rainwater harvesting, set during the water crisis in Brazil in 2021.

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Director Statement

The idea for this documentary came through a film workshop in which I participated, with the theme of sustainability. I soon realized that I had an example of sustainability at home, and I decided to share with people something that could also be done by them, which is to harvest water to help the environment and help with expenses. Many regions in Brazil went through a water crisis in 2021, and some are still going through it, so I also wanted to present a way to save water, and that's why I chose not to show much of the interviewee in the documentary in order to focus on her actions.