The Oasis is a short documentary portrait about three different people living in the community of Vila Sao Joao located just outside of the city skirts of Campinas. Campinas is a city with over a million inhabitants close to the metropole of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The community originally started with the idea to house a whole family on the property of a farm. Though as the years go by, many artists started living in the community as it is a place in which they can easily escape the hectic city lifestyle. On the verge of being swallowed by the big city, we interviewed a few different people living in the village about their way of life and the reasons of them living here.
Role: Directing & Camera
Admissioned by: LokaalMondiaal / HollandDoc
Broadcasted on: HollandDoc24 – 13 April 2014
Date of production: October 2013