On Wheels Brasil

People use vehicles earn a living on Brazil’s city streets and establish a relationship between the wheel’s movement and the inconstancy of life.

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Global Voices
Premiere Date
May 26, 2008
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Bloch sergio filmmaker bio

Sérgio Bloch

Sergio Bloch directs and produces documentaries and fiction films and has received awards in festivals throughout Brazil and abroad. His debut film, Donkey Without a Tail (1997), won the Best First Film Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival for Animation and Documentary, India. In 2001, he co-directed Tainá: An Amazon Adventure, which received Best Film by the Popular Jury at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival; First Prize at the Children’s Film Festival of Cologne, Germany; Best Film Award at the Vienna Film Festival, Austria; and the First Prize, Children’s Jury at the Children’s Film Festival of Augsburg, Germany. His 2001 documentary On the Street screened at IDFA in Holland, the Bilan du Film Ethnographique in France and the Global Vision Film Festival in Canada.

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The Film

Following the lives of people that push, pull, or pedal some kind of vehicle to earn their living on Brazil’s city streets, On Wheels Brasil establishes a relationship between the wheel’s movement and the inconstancy of life itself, primarily for those without stable jobs who have to create and improvise daily just to survive.