Rowena Baines’ charming short documentary The Contract takes us to Rio de Janeiro, where an unusual arrangement with her much younger samba teacher allows an elderly woman a new lease on life. It appears that in your golden years, you are only as old as the man you dance with.
Directed, filmed and edited by Rowena Baines. With thanks to my sound assistants Colette Hanley and Kelly Duque.
Arlette Vidigal de Souza, Luiz Carlos Lima and Carlos Bolacha.