An unfocused and developerless photo of the history of a country called Brazil. This is journalist Beatriz Thielman’s definition for the production ‘O bicho dá. O bicho toma’, directed by her and produced by Guapuruvu Films in a partnership with Renctas – a two-year production (one year filming in Amazonas, Pará, Bahia, Pernambuco and Rio de Janeiro states) that resulted in hundreds of hours of astonishing testimonies and images of the Brazilian fauna. Expected to come out on May/2005, the 1:30 hour-documentary will be released in the Country’s main theaters. Showing the reality of animal trafficking by focusing the human being was a great challenge for the production team. “We didn’t want to show police operations or animal seizures, our primary goal was to understand the way the protagonists of such history face their activity” said Tânia Leite, the executive-producer. With an agile and sensitive narrative, the documentary stresses intimate moments of traffickers, their families and their relation with the animals. With musical direction by André Morais (Meu Tio Matou um Cara and Lisbela e o Prisioneiro) the soundtrack guides the audience through the contradictions and passions shown in the screen. Produced with the support of Eletrobrás, BNDES, Telemar, Banco da Amazônia and Infraero, the documentary will shed light on an old way of nature degradation.