The film looks into some mysteries of the world we live in through the life story of Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro, my grandfather and one of the fathers of experimental Physics in Brazil, when he discovered the phenomenon of the Thermo-dielectric effect. The narrative leads us through such diverse landscapes such as a plantation of carnauba wax palm trees in Ceará, a physics laboratory in São Paulo, a mineral extraction field in Minas Gerais, and an astrophysical observatory in the Andes Mountains. A long-feature documentary, under development.
SCRIPTWRITING, DIRECTION, AND EDITING: ANA COSTA RIBEIRO, PRODUCTION: ALICE LANARI, CINEMATOGRAPHY: ANA COSTA RIBEIRO AND ANDREA CAPELLA. A PRODUCTION BY GAIVOTA STUDIO.