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Pedro Neves Marques and Zahy Guajajara

Semente Exterminadora

a screening



The collaboration between Pedro Neves Marques and Zahy Guajajara resulted in a series of works. Semente Exterminadora is the second part in the series, which was screened at the Filmhuis Den Haag for the Background Evening. 

Semente Exterminadora is a short film about an oil spill contaminating the Brazilian coast. Capivara, an offshore oil rig worker, is evacuated back to Rio de Janeiro, where the locals remain ignorant of the incoming disaster. Despite the danger, Capivara wishes only to return to the offshore oil fields. In the city, he is aided by Ywy, a woman who convinces him to travel to her homeland of Mato Grosso do Sul, in search of work in the soya and corn monocultural plantations. There, Ywy tells him about the infertility proper to those transgenic plants and an android like her. But Capivara, a human, is incapable of understanding her.

At the end of the screening, Jeroen van der Hulst gave a short talk about the context of the film and the exhibition at 1646.


  • Pedro Neves Marques (b. 1984, Portugal) is an artist, filmmaker and writer.
  • Zahy Guajajara, an artist and activist from the north of Brazil.


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