Maria is an illiterate young girl who lives in
the interior of northeastern Brazil. She is
sold by her fisherman father to be employed
as a housemaid for a wealthy businessman
and his son. After being purchased, Maria
is resold to a brothel located near a gold
mining town in the Amazon rainforest.
After months suffering with other girls,
Maria runs away and hitchhikes across
Brazil. When arriving in Rio de Janeiro,
prostitution once again haunts her. (DigiBeta Presentation)
Portuguese language with English subtitles.
This series is sponsored by College of Arts and Humanities Institute, Themester, Center for the Study of Global Change, and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Global Migration specialist and activist Stepanka Korytova.