House of Sand
A film by
1910 Maranhao, Brazil
Pregnant Aurea and her aging mother
are abandoned in the desert where endless sand
consumes and desecrates all signs of life.
This film is spectacular and quite a challenge to watch.
Everyone moment is desperate.
We watch Aurea
(ironically in beautifully tattered Victorian garments)
as she searches for food, water and attempts to build
a home that is constantly filling with sand.
I paired these visuals with interior photos from poesie et verite
who traveled to Namibia and took some incredible photographs
of an African ghost town
...filled with sand