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The mother of all fights

Two women living with constant death threats try to protect their communities as they reveal the complex and grisly world of activism in rural Brazil. Together these brave women stand together and fight for justice for those who have been robbed of their lives and rights to their land.

  • Susanna Lira
    Director
    Maidens Tower, Amnestia, Intolerance.doc
  • Gretha Viana
    Writer
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  • Susanna Lira
    Writer
    Maidens Tower, Amnestia, Intolerance.doc
  • Muriel Alves
    Writer
    Maidens Tower, Amnestia, Intolerance.doc
  • Susanna Lira
    Producer
    Maidens Tower, Amnestia, Intolerance.doc
  • Tito Gomes
    Producer
    Maidens Tower, Amnestia, Intolerance.doc
  • Livia Nunes
    Producer
    Maidens Tower, Amnestia, Intolerance.doc
  • Shirley Krenak
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Maria Zelzuita
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Gretha Viana
    Co-director
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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A Mãe de todas as lutas
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Full HD 1920/1080
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Canal Curta
    Distributor
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: Paid TV
Director Biography - Susanna Lira

Susanna Lira is a brazilian documentarist that focus on themes like human rights, politics and violence. She is known for documentaries like Mataram Nossos Filhos (2016), Legítima Defesa (2017), Torre das Donzelas (2018) and creating and directing the series Rotas do Ódio (2018), produced by Universal Channel. Susanna Lira was born in Rio de Janeiro in february, 1975. She is post-graduated on Human Rights.

She won several awards, including Best Documentary and Best Directing in the important Festival do Rio, in 2018, for her film Torre das Donzelas, in which she interviews women who were imprisoned and tortured in the brazilian military dictatorship while asking them to rebuild the tower in which they were jailed.

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Director Statement

The mother of all fights is a film we urgently need in terms of highlighting the serious problems and repercussions Brazilian and global societies will face if oppression is allowed to continue unchecked in our society.
Oppression of Brazilian communities and its indigenous people by dams, big farming, logging companies, large corporations and governments both domestic and foreign, allows for the constant destruction to the Brazilian rainforest and the global environment as a whole.
The complex topic of land ownership in Brazil is a very current one still. Hidden regions “untouched” by modern society have always been common in Brazil - but these have become less and less as modern progress rages on. We grow up with a false sense of security, certain that our resources are infinite but that has never been true, as we have become more enlightened over the centuries we have learned that our resources are finite.
We have a long history of irresponsible exploitation and negligence of the earth, its land, seas, forests and to ourselves the people who live on them. A society's indifference can be the most harmful to change and we hope this film will inform of the dangers posed by not coexisting with the land and all its people. We could end up destroying our shared global echo system on which all human life relies upon.
For the sake of future generations we must act now and do our part to put a stop to and we hope this film can help us realise it. The coronavirus pandemic has taught the world it is time to review our relationship with nature and how we live in this world. If anything this global virus has shown that we are all co-dependant as human beings and that we must work together to save what with which we hold most precious: the preservation of life itself.
The mother of all fights celebrates and thanks activists and those who are giving their lives and fighting bravely not only for their land and peoples but for the world at large and all those who inhabit it. They are guardians of our most precious natural resources and It’s our responsibility to tell their stories and honor their sacrifices.