This work would not have been possible without the contribution of Brasiguaios and non Brasiguaios who believed in my project and shared their time and life stories. I will be eternally grateful to these people.




A special thanks to

Anton Popov, Aston University, UK

Rebecca Earle, University of Warwick, UK

Bosco Martins, TV Educativa do Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Ana Paula Martins Amaral, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil


With the support of

Department of Sociology, University of Warwick

Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick

Institute of Teaching and Learning (IATL) , University of Warwick

Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC), Aston University

Movimento dos Trabalhadores  Rurais Sem-Terra (MST)

UK Society for Latin America Studies (SLAS)



Sétimo Cabanillas


Post production

Andrea Valencia,  mamágrande films