During one winter night, a Portuguese teenager, Alvaro, loses his life in a fight between a youth gang and the cops in a suburb of Paris. Cidalia, a 36 year old cleaning woman, his mother, decides to defy the code of silence of the Portuguese community and tries to find the truth. She losses her friends, her job and her family but gains a life.
One day, a forgotten box of shoes is discovered in a shelf of the record company. Inside this box, there were tapes containing home made recordings of the famous Portuguese composer - Antonio Variacoes. When one listens to these tapes, where Variações sings in the most pure ways - without any musical background, many times whispering to the recording not to wake up the neighbors - one perceives that this treasure could not remain hidden. The HUMANOS project was born; a 'super'-band, composed by 'super'-musicians, where the famous Portuguese singers Manuela Azevedo, David Fonseca and Camane; give their voice to music and lyrics from Antonio Variacoes. This film is about the process of preparation of the live concerts in the summer of 2005 and about the approach that these musicians had to the legacy left by Antonio Variacoes.
Dalva de Oliveira was a Brazilian singer and one of divas of the Radio Era. She was married to composer Herivelto Martins and mother of singer Pery Ribeiro.
Her discography includes Saudade, A Inesquecivel Em Tangos, 30 Anos Depois, Coleção 10 Polegadas and Coleção Talento. She was a member of Trio de Ouro. Her most popular genres were Female Vocalist, Samba-Canção and 1940s.