Jorge Furtado: Isle of Flowers

From Up Close: Moving People, Changing Climate

The Isle of Flowers is a place where humans eat the leftovers of pigs’ dinners, after seemingly everyone else has eaten too. This film follows a tomato through the turns and loops of its life as it travels from the farmer that grew it to the dinner of poor women and children. The seemingly meaningless life of waste is accompanied by a deluge of relentless accountings of the chain of events that allow waste to accumulate, failing to justify the systems that support it and instead highlighting the absurd injustice of consumer society.

November 15, 2018

Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre

Curated by

Céline Condorelli