The Portuguese title roughly translates as "missing the future," the paradoxical notion filmmakers Marie-Clémence and Cesar Paes use to describe the emotional predicament of hundreds of indigent Brazilians who, each year, leave their impoverished, drought-stricken homes in the country's northeast for the hope of a better future in the country's fifth largest city, San Paolo. Like many indigent travelers, the optimism of the Nordestinos
is tempered by homesickness and the harsh realities of their lives, including poverty, low-level employment and ethnic discrimination. But along with their dreams of the future, the Nordestinos
also bring a rich music...