WAITING FOR THE CARNIVAL – Review by Diane Carson

Director Marcelo Gomes’ documentary Waiting for the Carnival captures small-town capitalism in the rural northeastern Brazilian town of Toritama, known as the country’s jeans capital. It doesn’t take long to be convinced of this claim as motorbikes drive by piled with mounds of blue jeans. Equal stacks lie outside doorways and clutter the floors of small shops, called factions.

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