Antonia is a Brazilian drama, originally released under the title Antonia-O Filme. It was directed and written by Tata Amaral and released in 2006. The film, performed entirely in Portugese, tells the story of four Brazilian women on the brink of starvation. Petra (Negra Li), Lena (Cindy Mendes), Barbarah(Leilah Moreno) and Mayah (Jacqueline Sim''o) are living in squalor on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, surviving on dreams of escape. In hopes of finding a way out of their hand-to-mouth existence, they form a female rap group and go on the road performing. They quickly discover that life outside their sheltered home community is hard, gritty and mean. They lean on each other as they fight against poverty, sexism, racism and physical jeopardy. They must fight a variety of adversities to discover the measure of their strength and the power of their dream and the enduring promise of their friendship.