Canuto’s Transformation · Ariel Kuaray Ortega, Ernesto de Carvalho · Brazil · 2023
In a small Mbya-Guarani community between Brazil and Argentina, everyone knows the name Canuto: a man who many years ago suffered the dreaded transformation into a Jaguar, and then died tragically. Now, a film is being made to tell his story.
Bila Burba · Duiren Wagua · Panama · 2023
The Gunadule, the original inhabitants of northern Panama, reenact their successful uprising in 1925 against the repressive Panamanian government every year. Keeping this past alive is crucial for the preservation of collective identity.
Behind Closed Doors · Joao Pedro Bim · Brazil · 2023
In 1968, Brazil’s military government passed a law that ushered in the most violent period of the dictatorship. The meeting was recorded, but remained secret for decades. The documentary combines these audio tracks with propaganda films of the time.
Neirud · Fernanda Faya · Brazil · 2023
Neirud died shrouded in mystery, leaving behind no trace of her past. Confronting family secrets, the filmmaker pieces together the life of her enigmatic aunt, who toured Brazil as a wrestler in an underground all-female circus troupe throughout the 60s and 80s. As she investigates Neirud’s
This Is Our Everything · Frederik Subei · Germany · 2023
The Guajajara people in the Amazon forest fight to protect their land.
La Guardia Blanca · Julien Elie · Canada · 2023
The Mexican landscape fades away, fragmented, defaced and scorched. Forests are stripped bare, rivers diverted. Raised barbed wire fences divide the land while people are silenced and killed - here, necropolitics reign supreme. Mexico has the highest number of defenders of the land assassinated.
Rosinha And Other Wild Animals · Marta Pessoa · Portugal · 2023
In 1934, the Portuguese New State displayed, at the Portuguese Colonial Exhibition, the ultimate symbol of its virility in Rosinha, a native of what was then Portuguese Guinea. The film questions the idea of Portugal's so-called "gentle racism", by looking back at more than a century of colonial discourse.
Incompatible with life · Eliza Capai · Brazil · 2023
From a personal experience of a pregnancy that had a diagnosis of fetal malformation incompatible with life, director Eliza Capai spoke with other women who had gone through a similar situation, creating a powerful and touching choir of voices that reflects on universal themes: motherhood, prenatal grief and abortion. They are all from Brazil, a place where abortion in these cases can lead to up to three years in prison.
The Bilbaos · Pedro Speroni · Argentina · 2023
Iván Bilbao, 33 years old, walks down the corridor of a maximum-security prison to finally arrive at the prison gate. On the other side, a shattered family waits for him, after five years of absence. Back in his hometown, a confused Iván wanders between his home, and the possibility of recovering a lost version of himself. His wife, Yamila, and his daughter, Luz, will put Iván to the test in his search for a better destiny, which is glimpsed by the arrival of a son.
The Invention of the Other · Bruno Jorge · Brazil · 2022
In 2019, the Brazilian government coordinates the largest and riskiest expedition of the last decades into the Amazon rainforest to search for a group of isolated indigenous people in vulnerability and promote their first contact with non-indigenous. Bruno Pereira, who would later be murdered in the same region and turned into an international symbol in favor of the indigenous and the forest, leads the expedition.
Blooming on the asphalt · Coraci Ruiz and Julio Matos · Brazil · 2022
As Jack starts his gender transition process, Brazil is plunged into a wave of extreme conservatism. For five years we follow the transformations in both his life and in Brazil, as the LGBTQI+ community are challenged by an ultra right-wing government and a devastating pandemic. This intimate portrayal of Jack and his friends reveals a tender network of affection and solidarity that flourishes in the midst of adversity.
Swing and Sway · Fernanda Pessoa and Chica Barbosa · Brazil · 2022
The year in which everything radically changed, where real and invisible borders took on another dimension, is the root of a filmic provocation. Two girlfriends, separated by the North and South hemispheres of America, intend to dance in the tumult of images, violence, frustrations and desires. They do it through a game where registering themselves and the women around them enables a dialogue that becomes real and vivid, as a hug determined to resist the distance.
On the other side · Ivan Garnizo · Colombia/Spain · 2021
Two brothers decide to venture on a journey to find the FARC guerrillas who kept their mother captured for 2 years. Before her death she forgave her captures, which made the two brothers wonder if they could also forgive, if they could find and talk to the guerrillas who guarded her. With the help of the diary that she had been allowed to write during her capture they locate places, deciphered names and begin a journey through jungles and mountains following the trail of their mother’s pain, but also the path to forgiveness
Rancho · Pedro Speroni · Argentina · 2021
In a maximum security prison a boxer seeks his freedom and receives advice from the leader of the pavilion, a man who...
The dangerous memory· Laura Faerman and Marina Weis · Brazil · 2022
Documentary series that investigates the extermination policy of the Brazilian State against indigenous populations during the civil-military dictatorship, as well as the heroic indigenous resistance. That seriously impacts hundreds of peoples, as well as the fate of the planet.
Kenya · Gisela Delgadillo · Mexico · 2022
After witnessing the murder of her friend, Kenya, a trans woman sex worker, embarks on a path of struggle and search for justice that leads her to face the fear and pain of seeing herself reflected in that tragic ending.
Wind blows the border · Laura Faerman and Marina Weis · Brazil · 2022
The story takes place on Brazil's violent border with Paraguay - the heart of Brazilian agribusiness. The team closely follows the growth of ruralist political power and its close ties to the Bolsonaro government. At the same time, it portrays the intimacy of indigenous female resistance - with its communal ideals and its struggle for the planet. The process recorded by the documentary culminates with the imminent loss of indigenous constitutional rights thanks to the political power of agribusiness.
Skin · Marcos Pimentel · Brazil · 2021
Documentary about the interaction between the Brazilian city's inhabitants and what is expressed in its walls. Graffiti, indecipherable symbols, slogans, political thoughts, hieroglyphs, declarations of love... Fragments of memory and silent screams that reveal the desires, fears, fantasies and daydreams of those who inhabit urban centers. The letters and drawings interacting with the different bodies that move through the public space. The urgent narratives of the streets that express the subjectivities of the most varied visual discourses that “dress” the Brazilian cities.
The safest place in the world · Aline Lata and Helena Wolfenson · Brazil · 2021
The film portraits the life of Marlon, a young man whose life turned upside down after one of the greatest socio-environmental tragedies in the world: his city was buried in 2015 by the collapse of a dam.
5 houses · Bruno Gularte Barreto · Brasil · 2020
5 houses, 5 interconnected stories in a small town of Brazil. A young man bullied for being gay, an old teacher struggling to keep her home, a nun expelled from the school she used to run, an old farmhand in a haunted farm and a boy whose parents died 20 years ago.
Threshold · Coraci Ruiz · Brasil · 2020
Threshold" is an autobiographical documentary made by a mother who follows the gender transition of her adolescent son: between 2016 and 2019 she interviews him addressing the conflicts, certainties and uncertainties that pervade him in a deep search for his identity. At the same time, the mother, revealed through a first-person narration and by her voice behind the camera that talks to her son, also goes through a process of transformation required by the situation that life presents her with by breaking old paradigms, facing fears and dismantling prejudices.
Nũhũ yãg mũ yõg hãm: this land is our land! · Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu, Roberto Romero · Brazil · 2020
This land is our land creates an alternative system of audiovisual cartography to give shape – both physically and mythically – to the Maxakali territory, which is now confined to three portions of land in the Northeast of Minas Gerais, bordering the state of Bahia.
The fog of peace · Joel Stangle · Colombia · 2020
The mountains of Colombia have been a silent witness through 50 years of war. In the rebel camps deep in the forest, Teo writes the harsh memories of his fellow guerrilleros. Meanwhile Boris, a cameraman for the FARC, films behind the scenes of the peace negotiations between FARC leaders and the Colombian government in Cuba. As they deal with the reality of inserting themselves back into civilian life, they join together in the search for a cache hidden in the mountain.
Latin Wars · Alice Lanari and Pedro Asbeg · Brazil · 2018
Death-threatened, three people in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico resist violence using weapons such as information and affection. Many lives, three countries, united by oppression.
I owe you a letter about Brazil · Carol Benjamin · 2019
Filmmaker Carol Benjamin’s father spent years in jail during the Brazilian military dictatorship. It drove her grandmother to become a human rights activist. What scars has this era left on their family and country, and why is nobody talking about it?