photographs by Matthew Masin and Nickolai Hammar | video and production by Nickolai Hammar
Armando Pereiro and Nisse Forreiro live on a farm near the northern border of São Paulo, Brazil. In 2004 the couple helped occupy and clean land the government had been dumping refuse on for years. Once clean, many of the people who cleaned it, remained on the land to start and maintain organic farms. Though the government does not legally own this land, they constantly look for reasons to force the farmers away.