Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up clothes and documents, Andre stumbles on a notebook, and it’s here that Araby begins — or, rather, transforms. As Andre reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristiano’s life, into stories of his wanderings, adventures, and loves. Beautifully written and filmed, Araby is a fable-like road movie about a young man who sets off on a ten-year journey in search of a better life.
• The Hidden Tiger (2014, 95 minutes), a feature film directed by Affonso Uchoa, co-written with João Dumans, and starring Aristides de Sousa, the lead actor from Araby
• To Each Their Own (2014, 34 minutes), a short film by João Dumans, consisting of photos dating back to the 1960s taken by Dumans’ father of Ouro Preto, the setting of Araby
• Theatrical Trailer