Araras in the state of Sao Paolo resembles a ghost town because most residents suffer from Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), which means their skin is unable to repair damage caused by ultraviolet light.
Of the 800 people in the village, 600 are affected by XP. Of those, 20 have full-blown symptoms and are susceptible to an aggressive form of skin cancer.
Brazilian villager Djalma Jardin had just one eye which he was unable to close and he spent his days indoors due to a rare genetic disorder
Mr Jardin's face was ravaged by the disease, leaving him with just one eye. He slept with a plaster over it because damage to his eyelid meant he couldn't close it.
'If I go out I feel the sun burning me,' he said. 'I go to bed and wake up the next day with a small spot, and then in a couple of days it's growing quickly, like the one I got in my eye which never stopped growing.
Following the interview, Mr Jardin's condition worsened and the illness sadly cost him his life.
His family has already lost another relative to the disorder and another of Mr Jardin's brothers and his sister Claudia are also affected by it.