Because We Were Born

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: April 17, 2009 (limited)

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In north-east Brazil, the entire population lives in extreme destitution. Cocada, 14 years old, dreams of become a truck driver and spends his time hanging out at an immense service station, where he carries out various odd jobs for passing motorists. His friend Nego, 13, lives with his mother and his many brothers, born from different fathers. After finishing his work in the fields, Nego joins Cocada at the service station, where he begs for money, fascinated by this busy place with numerous customers.

Director: Jean-Pierre Duret, Andréa Santana
Studio: K-Films Amérique
Producer(s): Jamel Debbouze, Muriel Meynard

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