Xepa

In a Sao Paulo’s marketplace, Mrs. Edna shares her story and shows what it means to go to the “xepa”. In Brasil, as well as in other spots of Latin America, running under the logic of the free market, food is wasted at the same rate it is produced. Farmers markets, “tianguis” and other kind of markets still are places for distribution of fruits, vegetables and other kinds of food, transported long distances to allow big populations to have access. Nonetheless, a little is known about the marginalized, who are obliged to develop strategies of survival inside a quite unfair logic of division of the resources, exploited from our lands. Some people own the world and the others can only take possession of what is left.
This short documentary was filmed with a tablet and the audio recording was taken with a smartphone. If you have a story to tell, Do It Yourself.

  • Thanya Jossie
    Director
  • Roberto Kanella
    Director
  • Thanya Jossie
    Writer
  • Roberto Kanella
    Writer
  • Thanya Jossie
    Producer
  • Edna de Jesus
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Xepa
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Observational Documentary, Testimonial Documentary, Reflexive Documentary
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 24, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    80 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Quicktime H.264 1080p 30 fps
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Thanya Jossie, Roberto Kanella