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by Mary Jimenez, Bénédicte Liénard


On the banks of the Ucayali river, in the Peruvian rainforest, three generations of the same family struggle to survive through their hand-made production of coal. After an accident that burned her feet, the grandmother leaves the family, with the hope of dying somewhere else, far away from the coal. Left alone with her juvenile son, Nancy keeps on struggling. Will she be able to hold her family together?

original title: Sobre las brasas
country: Belgium, Peru
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Mary Jimenez, Bénédicte Liénard
film run: 85'
cinematography by: Caroline Guimbal
film editing: Mary Jimenez, Bénédicte Liénard
producer: Joseph Rouschop, Valérie Bournonville
production: Tarantula Belgique, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone
backing: CBA - Centre de l’Audio Visuel à Bruxelles (BE), DGD - Coopération belge au Développement (BE)
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