DOCSP Exhibition

Documentary films will be screened between November 5-8. Following each session, there will be a space for dialogue between the creators of the films and the public.

 

 

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Nov

05

Elegy of a crime

19:30 HS / Unibes Cultural, rua Oscar Freire 2500, SP.

Cristiano Burlan / Brazil / 2018 / 90MIN

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Synopsis:

Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, February 24, 2011. Isabel Burlan da Silva, director’s mother, is murdered by her companion. “Elegy of a Crime” concludes the “Trilogy of Mourning”, that approaches the tragic story of the family. In front of impunity, the film immerses in a vertiginous journey to rebuild Isabel’s image and life.

Director: Cristiano Burlan / Producer: Henrique Zanoni, Cristiano Burlan / Production company: Bela Filmes / Executive production: Priscila Portella / Cinematography: Renato Maia, Henrique Zanoni / Edition: Renato Maia, Cristiano Burlan / Sound: Emily Hozokawa

Country: Brazil / Year: 2018 / Duration: 90MIN / Format: Digital

Awards and festivals:

ABD-SP Award – Best Documentary / EDT Award- Best Edition. Festivals: It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festival. The project took part in the DOC LAB DOCSP 2015.

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Cristiano Burlan

Cristiano Burlan was born in Porto Alegre- Brazil. He is a director of film and  plays. His biofilmography has more than 20 films. His documentary “Mataram meu irmão” (2013)  won the best documentary film of It’s All True Film Festival in 2013. In 2018, his documentary film “Elegia de um crime”, about the murder of this mother, was première in the competition of It’s All True Film Festival, the film ends the “Trilogia do Luto” composed also by his films “Construção” and “Mataram meu irmão”.

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Nov

06

Police Killing

19:30 HS / Theater Unibes Cultural, Rua Oscar Freire 2500, SP.

Natasha Neri and Lula Carvalho / Brazil / 2018 / 104MIN

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POLICE KILLING is a documentary about homicides committed by on duty police officers in Rio de Janeiro, in situations initially considered as legitimate self-defense. The dead person is accused of being a drug dealer and having fired against the police. However, the officers’ account is confronted by the emergence of videos and the fight of mothers who try to prove their sons were innocent. The film portrays the clash of versions in court hearings, the backstage of police investigations and the State Parliamentary Inquiry Committee established to investigate the high rates of homicides during police operations.

Director: Natasha Neri and Lula Carvalho / Producer: Lia Gandelman and Joana Nin / Production company: Kinofilme Produções Artísticas / Sound: Boris Alekseev

Country: Brazil / Year: 2018 / Duration: 104MIN

Awards and festivals:

Best Documentary Feature Film in It’s all true Film Festival 2018

Exhibition in FrontLight do IDFA 2018

Indicated for the Human Rights Award at IDFA 2018

Web: www.autoderesistencia.com.br

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Natasha Neri

Natasha Neri is a journalist, with masters in Anthropology, and researcher in the field of Criminal Justice and Human Rights.
She has been studying the theme of Police Killings for over a decade and is the co-author of the book “When Police Kills: Resistance Followed by Death in Rio de Janeiro (2001-2011)”, Booklink, Rio de Janeiro.

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Nov

08

Latin Wars

19:30 HS / Theater Unibes Cultural, rua Oscar Freire 2500, SP.

Alice Lanari and Pedro Asbeg / Brazil / 2018 / 90MIN

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Violence affects the life of millions of people who deal with it in a daily basis in all Latin America.

“Latin Wars” is a feature-length documentary that follows three people in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. They live under death-threat, but decided to resist and fight without firearms.    

Director: Alice Lanari and Pedro Asbeg / Producer: Carolina Dias - Tereza Alvarez / Production company: Palmares Produções - Gaivota Studio

Country: Brazil / Year: 2018 / Duration: 90MIN

Awards and festivals:

Brasilia Film Festival, hors concours – Brazil

DocsMX – Mexico

Havana Film Festival  – Cuba

Web: https://www.facebook.com/americaarmada/

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Alice Lanari

Alice Lanari was born in Rio de Janeiro. Holder of a Master’s Degree in Image and Sound at Universidade de Brasília.
She is a partner at Gaivota Studio since 2013 where she has directed the short documentary “Escuta, Gajon”, developed the TV series Mo.Ch.I.L.A and produced the feature-length “Termodielétrico”. In 2018 opened Tantas Productions, an audiovisual production company based in Brasília.
Latin Wars is her first feature as a director.

Pedro Asbeg

Pedro Asbeg is a documentary filmmaker with a degree at the University of Westminster.
Since 1997 he has directed more than 10 short films and, in 2011, his first documentary feature film opened at the Rio Film Festival.
In the following years, he has directed two other feature films (“Black and white democracy” and “Geraldinos”), screened in more than 30 countries.
“America Armada” is his fourth feature documentary film.

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Nov

07

Surprise Film

19:30 HS / Theater Unibes Cultural

Lech Kowalsky /

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Director: Lech Kowalsky

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Lech Kowalski

Lech Kowalski is a British film director of Polish descent. His most notable film is the documentary, D.O.A., subtitled A Rite of Passage, which chronicled the burgeoning UK punk scene at the tail-end of the 1970s, and included footage of the Sex Pistols’ abortive 1978 American tour. He also directed Story of a Junkie, a film starring John Spacely, and Born To Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie, about Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers. He also created Hey! Is Dee Dee Home?, which focused on Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone and his struggle with heroin addiction.

In the  cinematography activism territory and new medias, Lech had developed the project Camerawar.tv. In his spotlight biofilmography there are the films On Hitler’s Highway (2002), East of Paradise (2005), Drill Baby Drill (2013), and his last film, I pay for your story (2017).