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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Your turn · Eliza Capai · Brazil · 2019
When Brazil’s economic and social crisis deepened in the last decade, students protested and occupied hundreds of schools, demanding better public education and the end of austerity measures. The feature documentary “Espero tua (re)volta” / “Your Turn” depicts the Brazilian student movement from the protests of 2013 until the election of the new president, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2018. Inspired by the collective voice of the movement itself, the documentary is narrated by three high school students, who represent central points of their struggle. The narrators’ jostling for space and time exposes the movement’s conflicts and demonstrates its complexity.
Arid Zone - Fernanda Pessoa · Brazil · 2019
How is it to be a foreigner in United States’ most conservative city? In 2001, Brazilian director Fernanda Pessoa was 15 years old and experienced being a foreign exchange student for one year in Mesa, Arizona, considered USA’s most conservative city. 15 years later – and two months before Donald Trump’s election – she’s back to try to understand her experience there and the conservative ideas regarding topics like the Mexican border, the cowboy lifestyle, religiosity and patriotism.
The Remaining Time · Thais Borges · Brazil · 2019
Two women from the Brazilian Amazon, two stories. One broke with the dependency relations imposed by the logging militias. The other raised her voice against agribusiness and mining expanding into the forest. Now Maria Ivete Bastos and Osvalinda Marcelino Pereira are set to die. Their daily lives are a picture of the resistance of so many Amazonian rural workers and riverside inhabitants, people who need the standing forest to survive. Against the fragility of their diseased bodies and the threats that steal their freedom, Ivete and Osvalinda react in the remaining time.
Faith e Fury · Marcos Pimentel · Brazil · 2019
This documentary depicts the religious conflicts that exist in slums and suburbs of Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, in Brazil, and addresses the growing conservative wave that has spread over the country and resulted in the election of Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency. The unbridled growth of evangelical churches and their relationships with drug gangs has caused an imbalance of religious forces in their communities, resulting in numerous cases of religious intolerance that impact not only worship practices, but also territorial boundaries and the behaviour of inhabitants. FAITH AND FURY takes a close look at the conduct of “evangelical drug dealers”, revealing how religion and power go hand in hand in the peripheries of large Brazilian cities.
Exilio In Africa · Ernesto Aguilar and Marcela Suppicich · Argentina · 2019
My name is Daniel · Daniel Gonçalves· Brazil · 2018
Daniel Gonçalves was born with a disability that no doctor has been able to diagnose. In the personal documentary “My Name is Daniel”, the young Rio-based filmmaker traces his life’s path to try to understand his condition. Through family archive footage and footage recorded nowadays, you’ll take a walk-through Daniel’s moments, stories, and reflections.
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.
Cine Sao Paulo · Ricardo Martensen and Felipe Tomazelli · Brazil · 2017
Since 1940, when his father bought a movie theater in the small town of Dois Córregos, Chico's life became dedicated to the place. The deteriorated building needs to be restored and Chico is obsessed with getting the oldest Brazilian movie theater back to work.
Pedro Osmar · Eduardo Consonni and Rodrigo T. Marques · Brazil · 2017
A poetical-policital-musical documentary manifesto about one of the most brilliant Brazilian artists, Pedro Osmar, fighting for freedom to be that one conquers.
KABADIO · Daniel Leite · Brazil · 2017
A deep dive into the heart of Casamance (southern region of Senegal), a small Muslim village, which is a sort of mystical island protected by religious leaders called Marabus, the sound of drums lights the fire, dictating the fate of an uncertain future, where mysticism is the only protective shield.