Ebb and Flow

  • 8.0 10
  • 2012
  • 28min

Rodrigo is a young deaf man living on the outskirts of Recife in Brazil. This short film follows him as he goes about his daily life, without any comment or interviews. Splendid camerawork shows him working at a car dealership where he installs audio equipment. He can't hear anything himself, so he has his own inventive ways to test the equipment. His funds are very limited, and then he discovers that his ex-wife is keeping his disability money for herself.

Optimistic despite all the difficulties, Rodrigo manages to hold his own in a hearing world. At home he's a loving father to his daughter. The little girl is entirely adapted to life with her father's limitations.

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