Ilha das Flores / Isle of Flowers (Jorge Furtado, 1989)
This film was by far the best in the Tate/ICO's "Essentials" programme I saw today (Protest)
The first 30 seconds are silent, the narrator says
"We are in Belem Monte, Porto Alegre county, Rio Grade do Sul state, in the extreme south of Brazil. But precisely at latitude 30o, 12', 30" south, and longitude 51o, 11' 23" west. Walking in the moment through a tomato plantation we can see a human being standing, in this case a Japanese man..."
Jorge Furtado was born in Porto Alegre in 1959. He studied medicine, psychology, art and journalism before working in television