In "Terra deu, terra come" Rodrigo Siqueira tells the story of 81-year-old Pedro de Alexina, who preserves the oral tradition of storytelling and vissungo - a song of black slaves in the old Benguela dialect, which used to be sung during funeral processions. Siqueira takes up this production after the death of a friend of de Alexina's to refresh people's memory of the old ritual and actively reconstruct the past. The whole family and all friends take part, and from this moment on his story takes on a dimension in which the border between reality and fantasy becomes more and more blurred. The camera and Siqueira themselves feel completely at home in this environment and take an active part in what is happening. While this takes its course, the director's empathy for his main character becomes an important element in the sensitive and powerful form of narration.