“The Water Battle in Ouro Preto” is a documentary that explores the controversy surrounding the privatization of water supply and sanitation services in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The work delves into the social, political and health developments that emerged in response to privatization, including popular movements for the remunicipalization of sanitation.

Director – Matheus Vieira

Matheus José Vieira, 35, is a researcher, director, screenwriter and photographer. Member of the Brazilian Association of Cinematography (ABC). Mastering in the Graduate Program in Image and Sound (PPGIS) at Ufscar, he studied Audiovisual Production at Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá. He directed the series Jazzpora (2021), Emicida and Rael Convidam Mano Brown (2019), NaEstrada com Rael (2018) and also the short films O Pico (2022), Youth, Democracy and Political Participation (2022) and Taxa de Retorno (2021)