Made for Channel 4's ALT-TV strand, and shot on Mini-DV and Super 8, Taking Back the Land introduces Brazil's famous landless people movement. It's one of the most popular, organised and contentious social movements in Latin America today, but you may never have heard of it. Movimento Sem Terra, or MST means movement of the landless. Hundreds of thousands of Brazil's poorest people have joined to squat unused land right across the country. Every step is fraught with danger as they face the guns of powerful landowners. What they're fighting for goes to the heart of politics and power in Brazil- LAND.
Presented by Nina Simoes