During the Brazilian civil military dictatorship, workers from textile factories were chased, arrested and tortured in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Tear (Loom) Tear tells the story of the Brazilian Worker’s Movement during the Military Dictatorship in the 60’s. The persecution, prison and torture were practices also employed against the worker class, but unfortunately their drama was forgotten by the Brazilian filmography dedicated to this topic. The documentary takes place in the quiet district of Santo Aleixo, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the chaotic context of civil military dictatorship. A plot with strikes, arrests and tortures related to the coup of 1964 and the workers movement taking action at that time. This story is reconstructed through a deep and sentimental dig into the memories of the textile factory’s workers and the local inhabitants.

Tear (Loom, 2013) on YouTube


Directed, Written And Produced By: Tai Linhares
Director Of Photography: Ricardo Schmidt
Location Sound and Sound Design: Caio César Teixeira Loures
Assistant Director: João Xavi
Editors: Fabiano Soares and Tai Linhares


Felipe Augusto dos Santos Ribeiro
Paulo Teixeira Gomes
Lucia de Souza Lima
José Pereira da Silva (Zito)
Licerio Rodrigues Ramos
Elvira Amelia Gomes Ramos
Haroldo Macedo
José Emidio Lopes Dutra
Evonete de Araujo Souza
Luiz Porfírio de Souza Sobrinho
Elizabeth Barbosa Lelles
Maria Oneida Peclat de Oliveira
Joaquim José dos Santos Junior

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