"April 29, 2009Award-winning Brazilian director Jose Padilha (Bus 174, Elite Squad) discusses his new film, Garapa. Garapa is the Portuguese name for the sugar water given to children to stave off their hunger cravings and often replaces more nourishing food or drink. Shot in the impoverished North East region of Brazil, this powerful and moving documentary chronicles the effects of hunger and malnutrition on three separate families.
The film opens theatrically in Brazil on May 29."
This interview was conducted, filmed, and edited by Liza Béar.