In this film, the main character Joana comes across an old photograph of her grandmother, who mysteriously disappeared fifty years ago. She is seen in front of Cauê Peak, a once shining, sacred mountain, now ravished by rampant mining activities. As Joana uncovers the unsettling truth about her grandmother's abusive marriage, she also encounters perplexing questions surrounding the original inhabitants of the region as well as the saga of ore mining at Cauê Peak and its links to colonialism. Joana reflects on the parallel forms of extractivism leading to both disappearances: the exploitation of women's reproductive labour and the extraction of the Earth's natural resources.
Camila de Caux is a writer, artist and ethnologist. Born in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, she has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Berlin and the Amazonian state of Pará.