Brazil, 2019 | 26 min | Doc.
In Várzea Queimada community, in the Sertão of Piauí, Northeast of Brazil, a place with about 900 inhabitants and a high rate of deaf population, access to water and public investment is scarce, as is the learning of the official Brazilian Sign Language (Libras), the Brazilian sign language. In the face of all these limitations, the deaf community created its own language. Body and speech exercises, improvising outdoor stages for spontaneous testimonials from a group of 18 local characters. Most of the statements, most of them untranslated, are revised speech by speech, linking gestures to words, systematizing Várzea Queimada's gestural lexicon as if we were facing an educational video that teaches a new language, beyond its universe and its own questions.