- Release Date: Jun 23, 2004
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- Summary: Three blind sisters, linked by this extraordinary twist of fate, spend their lives singing and playing ganzá for spare change on the streets and in the street markets of poverty stricken northeast Brazil. This documentary follows the daily chores of these women and how they survive on their own. Their immersing story, that not without humor, depicts a complex tale of love and death, anguish and art. (TV Zero)… Collapse
- Director: Leonardo Domingues
- Genre(s): Documentary
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50Berliner captures the eerie beauty of their music alongside their strange dignity. But his mannered style (colored filters, multiple exposures, jump cuts) leaves an uneasy impression about the balance of power in his relationship to his subjects, women of surprising strength and enduring frailty.
40Born to Be Blind, for all its haphazard structure, takes you about as far inside Maria's world as a film could reasonably be expected to go, but at moments it also feels uncomfortably exploitative.