Private Project


In 1987, as a member of the "Brazil Solidarity Group of Innsbruck", I was invited to visit the sugar cane workers of Amaraji and Primavera, Pernambuco, in the Northeast of Brazil, and their Workers' Union. From the film scenes I shot at that time I mounted a new film full of my memories, from the daily hard work in the sugar cane fields to the statement of a landworker's widow whose husband was shot by a large landowner, and finally to the protests during a workers' strike against all those injustices.
The Brazilian National Soccer Team is involved because of the solidarity they showed with the poor in their country, and the Brazilian Anthem is played in the northeast Brazilian Forró-style.

  • Otto Licha
    The Outskirts
  • Otto Licha
    The Outskirts
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
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Distribution Information
  • Cinematograph Filmverleih
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Otto Licha

Otto Licha, born on 14th February 1952 in Vienna, lives in Innsbruck, Austria. Graduated 1979 as a Doctor „sub auspiciis praesidentis“ in physics/mathematics at the University of Innsbruck. Studied violin at the Innsbruck Conservatory. He was assistant professor at the University of Innsbruck for some years, later a high school teacher and working as independent musician, writer and filmmaker.
He produced documentaries and film essays. He also made music dubbings for old silent movies for the series „Austria in Historic Film Shots“ of the „Filmarchiv Austria“.

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