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BRASILIA: LIFE AFTER DESIGN is the story of a city in conflict between its environment and its people.
Located 2,000 kilometres from the Amazon and 18 hours drive from Rio, the city of Brasília, the capital of Brazil, is a mythical place. A concrete utopia spawned out of the desert, the stark beauty of the city now acts as a backdrop to isolation, changing values, and the dynamic power and politics of today’s Brazil.
In 1956 at the rebirth of Brazilian democracy, visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lúcio Costa invented an urban plan and structures that would attempt to micromanage the daily activity of human life. The unabashed goal was to create the space that would birth “the new Brazilian citizen.”
The haunting ambience of Niemeyer and Costa’s dream echoes through the lives of a range of characters, each trying to make their mark on the city: Sergio, the stalwart urbanist who defends the city plan but knows it must adapt; Helize, studying to become a federal civil servant—the dream of so many Brazilian students. And Willians, a street vendor by day, who tries to find meaningful connection in a city built to divide. Brasília: Life After Design takes us to a city rarely seen by the international viewer. Featuring a haunting, intimate score and images that take us deep into the city, Brasília: Life After Design brings a human face to a utopian ideal and asks the question: What is it like to live in someone else’s idea?