2006, documentary, 52’, HD
A Canal Azul production
Directed by: Pierre-Olivier François and Lygia Barbosa
Executive Producer: Ricardo Aidar
Co-production: Interscience Film
Aired on ARTE, ZDF and TVE Brasil
John Ford predicted that ethanol would be the energy source of the future in the Automobile Era. Because of the boom in the pretol prices, the world has finally found alternative energy sources so we can lower our world dependence on fossil fuel. The documentary focuses on the Brazilian scene, pioneer in the alcohol production since de 70’s. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the use of ethanol in the country and in the world? What are the economic, social and environmental reflexes of that use? The documentary answers those and more questions while showing the steps in the production of ethanol, the evolution of the sugar cane genetic and the development of new car engines.