How to die in Brazil (Como morrer no Brasil)
There are trivial, universal and untouchable issues. The first group is about everyday affairs, taking ordinary people’s time. The second is the aim of concern of everyone of us, and are often pillars on which we build societies. The third is the banned, controversial, feared one. Only death belongs to the three of them. Because dying is all this: an everyday event, a universal anguish and a taboo.
Dying implies not only a social, but also a commercial rite. From life insurance to luxury funerals, the economic network built around death has grown along with the middle class. But how is this market organized? How it reflects and contradicts each of the numerous viewpoints over death that live together in such a big and diverse country as Brazil?
In the journey to find that answer, we will go through family histories, stories, lessons from those who live and see death from different sides: a broker, a luxury funeral planner, common people in their struggle to overcome loss and death. A panel that talks about death, but also about an unknown and so little explored country: a Brazil in which you can also die.
Director and screenwriter: Clarisse Vianna