The DOCSP will select projects of feature or series documentary to participate in this activity.
An opportunity to build bridges with the market for financing and local and international positioning.
ONE ON ONE MEETINGS PROGRAM
DOCSP one-on-one meetings are individual meetings of 25 min, between representatives of documentary or series projects (director/producer) and representatives of TV channels, distributors, markets and national and international festivals. The meetings will be arranged based on decision makers interests.
The selected projects will be invite to participate in one of the one on one metings sessions at november 5th or 6th.
one on one meetings – session 1
6th november |10:00-13:30|
one on one meetings – session 2
Unibes Cultural: Rua Oscar Freire, 2500, Sumaré, São Paulo
the call is closed
Doc Lab projects
Arrow for a Bandeirante heart
by Vinicius Toro, Luiza Calagian
While Poty arrives at the center of São Paulo to sell her Guarani baskets, Tiago, a leader of the same people, participates in political negotiations on their indigenous lands, inside the metropolis. Amid the incursions is told the history of the city by the indigenous view, flowing between everyday and mythological narratives. Finally, the mythical narrative takes over and the Guarani symbolically retake the territory that was once theirs.
Director: Vinicius Toro, Luiza Calagian / Producer: Camila Gaglianone / Production company: Travessia Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: 2K / Language: Portuguese, Guarani Mbya / Year: 2021
by Miguel Antunes Ramos
Dragons is a documentary about the relationship between image and power. About the role of images in the political earthquake that Brazil is going through. The film starts from the analysis of Pedro Américo’s painting Independência or Morte! (Independence or Death), to frame the creation of a imagery of state, inaugurated in the painting and untouched to this day; reaching to an analysis of Bolsonaro’s campaign imagery – understanding how he recreates, denies, and tensions this official imagery.
Director: Miguel Antunes Ramos / Producer: Julia Murat / Production company: Esquina Produções Artisticas / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021Awards and festivals:
10º Brasil CineMundi – DocBrasil Meeting
How did we get here?
by Mariana Bernd
How did we get here? is a film about the Bancada Ativista inauguration day at ALESP. BA is a suprapartisan movement focused on elect activists to the legislative power in Sao Paulo.
Elected in 2018 with 149 million votes, for the first time a collective occupies ALESP. The film tells the journey and the stories of nine deputies and all the diversity, conflicts and contrast that impose themselves with the group’s arrival at the SP Assembly.
Director: Mariana Bernd / Producer: Camila Groch / Production company: Groch Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:10:00 / Format: HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
No light comes in here
by Karoline Maia
I spent many years of my life being taken by my mother to the homes where she was employed as a domestic worker. Later, when I was about to graduate from college, she and I were working in the same office space. In that place, I wrote texts and produced videos while my mother cleaned up all the mess left behind. After graduating, I decided to investigate the roots of domestic work in my country, the last one in the world to abolish slavery.
Director: Karoline Maia / Producer: Paula Kimo Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:40:00 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020Awards and festivals:
Winner of Rumos of Itaú Cultural
The Girl Who Should Be Black
by Luara Oliveira
They insistently repeated that it was not good to be black. Black families believed and did everything to whiten their children. Today Brazil is full of girls who should be black but aren’t. I am one of them and I want to understand the process of denial this population went through and discuss a different path that involves historical awareness and racial pride
Director: Luara Oliveira / Producer: Alexandre Taira / Production company: Lusco Fusco Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:25:00 / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
The Peasant and the Businessman
by Milena de Moura Barba
An encounter between a latin American peasant and a Chinese businessman, two ordinary people who, seeking to save the life of their families, overcome their cultural differences exploring unusual solutions to major global issues related to the chain of transnational value of soybeans and water pollution.
Director: Milena de Moura Barba / Producer: Marcelo Machado, Milena de Moura Barba / Production company: Miluspanda Filmes e Produções Culturais / Country: Brazil, China / Genre: 4K / Duration: 01:15:00 / Language: Portuguese and Mandarin / Year: 2021Awards and festivals:
Academia de Cinema de Pequim (2014)
Workshop EICTV (2019)
Co-production. FAM Meeting (2019)
The ship and the sea
by Everlane Moraes, Lara Sousa
Brazil. Mozambique, Spain, Portugal
A film essay in which Lara and Everlane, two black women, travel to the country of the other to understand what it means to be African and Afro-descendant today, trying to build a bridge between Brazil and Mozambique, between an ideal Africa and real Africa.
Director: Everlane Moraes, Lara Sousa / Producer: Matheus Mello / Production companies: La Selva. Ecosistema Creatiu / Laranjeiras Filmes / Portátil / Country: Brazil. Mozambique, Spain, Portugal / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: Digital 4K, Super 8mm / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021Awards and festivals:
Forum Afro-Latam Miradasdoc (2019)
DocSP-Miradasdoc Award (20019)
DocuLab Kenya Award (2019)
Consultorías Lab Filma Afro, Colombia ( 2019)
Written in bones
by Tainá Muhringer
Written in Bones is a feature film about searches that lead to a dead end. Is an investigative documentary about how the murders committed by the estate are hidden by legal and bureaucratic means. The film follows the daily life of the CAAF, the only forensic laboratory in Brazil dedicated to
archaeological and anthropological studies.
Director: Tainá Muhringer / Producer: Felipe Santo / Production company: Sancho e Punta / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:15:00 / Format: HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021Awards and festivals:
Tiradentes Festival LAB (2108)
Rough Cut Lab projects
by Coraci Ruiz
When my kids were young I, looking for a free, anti-homophobic upbringing, used to say that when they grew up they could date boys or girls. But the moment my son (who I had previously seen as a girl) told me he was trans, I found myself under an avalanche of doubts: How can I give up the name I chose? How to respond to the demand for changes in the body? How to deal with social violence towards LGBTQI + people?
Director: Coraci Ruiz / Producer: Julio Matos / Editor: Luiza Fagá / Production company: Laboratório Cisco / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: Digital 2K / Year: 2020
Welcome Back, Farewell
by Marcos Yoshi
After 13 years working in a factory in Japan, within the ‘dekassegui phenomenon’, my parents came back to Brazil wishing to start a new life. Through difficulties of the readaptation to the country, they face another challenge: parents and children don’t know each other anymore due to the long separation. Stuck in a cycle of unsuccessful business ventures, ilnesses and geographical shifts, Japan appears, once again, as the only alternative.
Director: Marcos Yoshi / Producer: Paulo Serpa / Editor: Yuri Amaral / Production company: Meus Russos / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: Digital Full HD / Year: 2020
by Angelica Cervera
Amid memories, fears and uncertainties, Laura and her family undertake the daily struggle of aligning their lives with their decision to reaffirm Laura as the girl she has always felt she is, and to leave Oscar behind, the boy who she was a few years ago.
Director: Angelica Cervera / Producer: Alexander Arbelaez / Production company: Monociclo Cine / Country: Colombia / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2021Awards and festivals:
FDC. Developments support 2017.
FDC. Potproduction support 2019.
FICCI documentary worchop, DocSP Award 2019.
by Alexánder González Tascón
They wanted to build the most transformative movement of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century, but persecution, prosecution and murder was the price that their leaders had to pay.
Director: Alexánder González Tascón / Producer: Alexánder González Tascón / Production company: Origen Producciones SAS / Country: Colombia / Duration: 02:18:00 / Episodes: 3 / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2021Awards and festivals:
BAM Bogotá Audiovisual Market – DOCSP Award
One hundred years with Juan Rulfo
by Juan Carlos Rulfo
In 2017 Mexican writer Juan Rulfo turned 100 years old. His literary work is well known and famous around the world: his anthology of short stories El llano en llamas (The burning plain, 1953) and the novel Pedro Páramo (1955). This 7x 50 TV show seeks into the questions around Juan Rulfo´s life and his profuse creative activity. Beyond the biographic chronicle, this is a proposal of mosaic glances, an ensemble of voices that recover and draw the man behind the letters, the son, the father, the writer, the photographer, the traveler, the dweller of the convulsed Mexico, complex and fascinating that he lived in.
Director: Juan Carlos Rulfo / Producer: Eugenia Montiel Pagés / Production company: La Media Luna Producciones / Country: México / Duration: 05:10:00 / Episodes: 05:10:00 / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018Awards and festivals:
Broadcast: Canal 22, México, Televisa, México, Televisión Publica del Perú, Televisión Española
by Juan Tamayo
YOUNG BLOOD is an international documentary television series that explains the crude social phenomenon that our continent is currently experiencing: “Juvenicide”, the artisan and systematic death of young people through organized crime. A reality concealed and silenced by the spectacularization of violence and criminalization in the media
Director: Juan Tamayo / Producer: Guillermo Migrik / Production company: Tercermundo / Country: Chile / Duration: 06:00:00 / Episodes: 8 / Format: 4K / Language: Spanish / Year: 2022Awards and festivals:
Obtained Corfo development Fund 2018
DocMotevideo Pitching series, DocSP award 2019
A shot in the dark
by Paulo Ferreira
A citizen with a camera buys a gun in a country where the Disarmament Statute is about to be revoked. Are we ready for a shot from the dark?
Director: Paulo Ferreira / Producer: Paulo Ferreira / Production company: Kombat Films / Country: Brasil / Duration: 01:20:00 / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021
by Ana Carolina Soares
“Absent” is about the process of dropping out of 4 young people from the outskirts of Belo Horizonte. The perception of the School Staff during staff meetings and of the legal guardians during parent-teacher conferences is set to contrast with the lives of these young people, both inside and outside the school environment, in an attempt to reflect the issues that push young people away from school and put them in a vulnerable situation beyond common sense, which attributes only to criminality.
Director: Ana Carolina Soares / Producer: Denise Flores / Production company: A Itinerante Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:10:00 / Format: Digital / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021
An Unsung Soldier
by Maria Carolina Telles
Brazil, Iraq, Libya, Italy
In 2017 while facing her own father’s loss director’s Carolina Telles centered a gritty character study around the anguish of the award winning war photographer Andre Liohn. A man struggling to find his way in a fractured reality caught in a cyclical existence between his work and the attempt to frame himself as a present father. It’s a cautionary tale unravelling the open veins of combat journalism and our universal struggle to survive grief.
Director: Maria Carolina Telles / Producer: André Antunes / Production company: Elo Company / Country: Brazil, Iraq, Libya, Italy / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: Elo Company / Language: Portuguese, English / Year: 2020
by Wiland Pinsdorf
A “crazy” mountain climber trying to accomplish an ambitious project: To climb all 104 peaks above 6,000 meters in the Andes. In 2012, Máximo Kausch decided to take a holiday from leading expeditions at the Himalayas. Instead of chilling in Thailand or the Bahamas, he chose to climb 6,000m peaks in the Andes. To approach them, he bought a 250cc motorbike and started a 2 month trip completely alone. Out of the 104 peaks, Max has already climbed 83, breaking the world record in the process.
Director: Wiland Pinsdorf / Producer: Wiland Pinsdorf / Production company: Canvas 24p Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: Digital 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
Anthropocene – The Human Era
by Iara Cardoso
Reality meets science fiction in this dramatic quest from a Brazilian scientist to change the human print in the Anthropocene era and save his family. While Oliver fights climate change in parallel universes, a commission may grant a permit authorizing the construction of the major coal power plant in Brazil, in the heart of the Amazon Forest.
Director: Iara Cardoso / Producer: Iara Cardoso / Production company: Storm Comunicação / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:22:00 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese and English
Back in Town
by José Tapajós e Carla Nobre
In the beginning of the 90’s, Nick Cave moved to São Paulo for a short stay and ended up living there for three years. That period has fullfilled his fans with many stories that are told until today, feeding the citie’s urban legends. The documentary Back in Town will show, with stock footage and interviews, that period of time, making a parallel with his 2018 tour, when he returns to São Paulo after 25 years.
Director: José Tapajós e Carla Nobre / Producer: Rodrigo Letier / Production companies: Tapajós Cinema e Comunicação / KROMAKI / Barry Company / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: H264 – FULL HD – 3840 x 2160 / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
Biocity – What to do when the killer is city life?
by Toni Venturi
Series that combines science, humanities and drama to address life-related illnesses in São Paulo, establishing a series of analogies between the diseases of the human body and the urban “body”, dissecting the city from its own insides. Presented by prof. Paulo Saldiva who, as a pathologist, has the painful and tragic opportunity to read inside the bodies of the people of São Paulo the effects of living in the city.
Director: Toni Venturi / Producer: Eduardo Abramovay / Production company: EletroArtes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 04:00:00 / Episodes: 8 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
by Wiland Pinsdorf
Without a board, brazilian challenges Nazaré in search of a world record. Praia do Norte attracts big wave surfers from all around the world, an elite group who seeks to push the boundaries of the sport. Among them is Kalani Lattanzi, 24 years old, who defies the same waves without a board, only with his body. It’s unimaginable to most people, including elite surfers.
Director: Wiland Pinsdorf / Producer: Wiland Pinsdorf / Production company: Canvas 24p Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 00:52:00 / Format: Digital 4K / Language: Português, Inglês / Year: 2021
Brazil Black Groove
by Flavio Frederico
“Brazil Black Groove” is a documentary series (6×28 ‘), that will make a profound portrayal of the brazilian “black music” scene. From the 60’s with the arrival of US soul until the 80’s, with the emergence of the hip hop culture, artists such as Tim Maia, Hyldon, Toni Tornado, Sandra de Sá, Jorge Ben, Black Rio Band, will appear in new performances and stock footage.The series will also show the emergence of the brazilian black power movement.
Director: Flavio Frederico / Producer: Flavio Frederico e Eduardo Bidlovski (BiD) / Production company: Kinoscópio / Country: Brazil / Duration: 02:36:00 / Episodes: 6 / Format: FULL HD / 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
Buenozaire, my darling
by Tuca Siqueira
“Buenozaire, my darling” deals with Identity and Belonging by relating two cities that have the same name, but distinct cultures. The movie starts in the little Buenos Aires, born in 1963 and known as “Buenozaire”. It’s molded by its 13 thousand habitants and their Maracatus and sugar cane, but maintains as its principal simbol the Football, represented by the iconic “Boca Junior”, whose’s aestetics (and passion) are similar to the argentine club.
Director: Tuca Siqueira / Producer: Luiza Cavalcanti / Production company: Garimpo Produção Audiovisual / Country: Brazil, Argentina / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: Digital / Language: Portuguese, Spanish / Year: 2021
Chico Rei Amongst Us
by Joyce Prado
“Chico Rei Amongst Us” documents and investigates the echoes of Brazilian slavery in the lives of black people today, understanding their movement of self-affirmation and freedom from a collective perspective. The documentary is full of music, dance and poetry, looking for the beauty and the resistance that can be seen and heard in every cultural manifestation.
Director: Joyce Prado / Producer: André Sobral, Juliana Vedovato e Laura Barzotto / Production company: Abrolhos Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020Awards and festivals:
New Directors/New Films Pitching Forum, Portugal 2019
Conversations to postpone the end of the world
by Mariana Lacerda
Sao Paulo, August 19, 2019, sunny afternoon. Suddenly it was night. Dark clouds covered the city. It was the effect of burning in the Amazon. Or something that already warned indigenous Yanomami Davi Kopenawa: the fall of the sky, beginning of the end of the world, that will happen when the “skin of the earth” is “bare”, without its trees.
Director: Mariana Lacerda / Producer: Maria Luiza Carneiro Campos / Production company: Tomada de Artes Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:10:00 / Format: Digital 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
DESANA – An Amazonian Western
by Gualberto Ferrari
Brazil, Colombia, Norway
The central protagonist of this documentary project, DESANA – An Amazonian Western, is the Desana community, an indigenous ethnic group who today face enormous adversity in the fight to maintain their land and traditions.
Director: Gualberto Ferrari / Producer: Eduardo Raccah, Rubens Rewald, John Arvid Berger / Production companies: Viola / Confeitaria de Cinema / Film Falken / Dia-Fragma / Country: Brazil, Colombia, Norway / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese, Spanish, Tukano / Year: 2021
Esu and the Universe
by Thiago Zanato Tripodi
“Esu and the Universe” is a documentary about religious freedom and the influence of the African Yoruba people, in Brazil and around the world. Esu was a sacred African god for thousands of years but today, after over 300 years of slavery, Esu is seen on late night TV shows, during live exorcism sessions as televangelists send him “back to hell”. How can Esu be both worshiped as a god and hated like the devil?
Director: Thiago Zanato Tripodi / Producer: Adriana Barbosa / Production companies: En Caliente Films / Not for Sale Films / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: Digital 4K / Language: Portuguese, Ioruba, English / Year: 2020Awards and festivals:
WIP Latino 4 – Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara – Los Angeles.
by Danilo Christidis, Marcelo Souza
Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay
Between the Brazilian forests and the Andes, humanity experienced one of its most rich, diverse and misunderstood times. Thousands of people roamed freely in a territory we call South America, in a continent without borders. In this territory, five major expeditions, carried out by researchers and indians from different countries, will reveal lost cities, histories and knowledge not known to date.
Director: Danilo Christidis, Marcelo Souza / Producer: Marcelo Souza / Production company: Manifesto Filmes / Country: Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay / Duration: 06:00:00 / Episodes: 8 / Format: Full HD 1920x1080 / Language: Portuguese, Castilian, Guarani, Quechia / Year: 2020
by PASCAL CUISSOT
Transporting more water than the Amazon River itself, the flying rivers are vital to the planet. At the heart of this phenomenon, 600 billion Amazonian trees, threatened by deforestation. Counting on astonishing 4K images of Amazon region, as well as an international team of renowned scientists and researchers, this film aims to bring the audience the importance of this incredible natural phenomenon to the world!
Director: PASCAL CUISSOT / Producer: Tatiana Battaglia, Fernando de Souza Dias / Production company: GRIFA FILMES / Country: Brasil, França / Duration: 00:52:00 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese, English, French / Year: 2020Awards and festivals:
ARTE FRANCE ‘s project
Hearts at Bay
by Luís Gustavo Ferraz
Somaliland, Quebec, Ellan Vannin and many others: those nations are not recognized by the rest of the planet, but, like every worthy nation, they have a national football team. This is the story of their meeting in a World Football Cup you have never seen.
Director: Luís Gustavo Ferraz / Producer: Lucas Brito Cortez, Luís Nachbin / Production company: Outros Olhos Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 06:40:00 / Episodes: 8 / Format: 4K / Language: English and other languages / Year: 2021
Irene Papi, The mother of the One Hundred Thousand
by Mili Bursztyn, Arthur Frazão
“Irene Papi, The mother of the One Hundred Thousand” tells the story of Irene Papi, starting with the “March of the One Hundred Thousand”, the largest and most important demonstration against the military dictatorship, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, on June 26, 1968
Director: Mili Bursztyn, Arthur Frazão / Producer: Roberto Berliner / Production company: TvZero / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
Ladies in Power
by Andrea Marranquiel
Daniel Mercury and her wife, journalist Malu, drive a jeep around Brazil looking for prostitutes, macumbeiras, quilombolas, natives, and other women who have had their rights violated, but do not act as victims. They stand for their beliefs and battle for social and environmental causes. To spice up this road trip, Dani and Malu will take along with them a famous woman, regardless if trans, gay or hetero – all that matters is her power.
Director: Andrea Marranquiel / Producer: Juliana Lavarini / Production company: Matilha Conteúdo e Imagem / Country: Brazil / Duration: 06:00:00 / Episodes: 13 / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
by Jakob Krese, Danilo do Carmo
VAMONÓS is the story of three single mothers from Central America and their path with the Migrant Caravan towards a new life. Fleeing from machismo, gang violence and poverty, LILIAN, JESSICA and KAREN leave their homes behind to traverse all of Mexico to reach the United States. With 12,000 others they march together, the distance to the USA is over 4000 km. Lilian, Karin and Jessica will need a lot of strength and hope
Director: Jakob Krese, Danilo do Carmo / Producer: Erica de Freitas / Production companies: Encantamento Filmes / Majmun / Country: Brazil, Germany / Genre: 4k Digital / Duration: 01:30:00 / Language: Spanish / Year: 2021
Lisbon in the Backmirror
by Marcelo Gomes
In an off beat, road-movie style documentary, Marcelo Gomes reveals the gentrification process of Lisbon through the eyes of one-of-a-kind taxi drivers who are also Fado singers, composers, detectives and faith healers.
Director: Marcelo Gomes / Producer: Ernesto Soto Canny, João Vieira Jr. / Production companies: Misti Filmes / Carnaval Filmes / Country: Brazil, Portugal / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: Full HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021Awards and festivals:
Pitch Forum do IDFA (Amsterdam)
Mother, I’m going to live of Comics
by Giuliano Zanelato, Rogério Zagallo
20 years going to San Diego Comic Con. Many rejections suffered from publishers. Many opportunities to do what they did not want to. A lot of persistence to tell their own stories. A close and intimate look into the daily life of two young brazilian artists who are successfully acclaimed in US, Europe and Brazil. An exclusive angle on the creative process throughout the years, working on stories that transcended beyond the world of Comics
Director: Giuliano Zanelato, Rogério Zagallo / Producer: Giuliano Zanelato, Rogério Zagallo / Production companies: OKA Comunicações / GAIA Produções / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:15:00 / Format: HDV, HD e 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020Awards and festivals:
by Tatiana Lohmann
Vila Flávia, a forgotten slum of São Paulo. Graffiti walls exhibit a main icon: a black mother protecting her children. Three families affected by the absence of a father: Barão has been imprisoned for 8 years and bears the load of making Ms Fatima suffer; Macario has tattooed a portrait of Ms Edith on his chest; Fernando tattooed a Virgin Mary in honor of Ms Vera. In homes without a father, a solitary mother acquires the aura of a holy warrior.
Director: Tatiana Lohmann / Producer: Marina Puech Leão, Rachel Monteiro / Production companies: Exótica Cinematográfica / Miração Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:24:10 / Format: Full HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020Awards and festivals:
Selected BNDES Cinema 2015
Selected AVON/Fama para Mulheres Cineastas 2018
Short List Rough Cut Lab DocMontevideo 2018
On the edge of gold
by Sandro Kakabadze
“On the Edge of Gold” brings a public into a small village on the bank of Tapajos river, that serves as a support base for garimpeiros (illegal goldminers) of the region. Far from everything and with a difficult access, this community lives with its own social organization. The gold bring constant tension to the community with social and Ambiental conflicts that this illegal activity involves.
Director: Sandro Kakabadze / Producer: Renato Ciasca / Production company: Drama Filmes Ltda / Country: Brazil / Duration: 00:55:00 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
Right to be Free
by Marcelo Gomes
Right to be Free will follow the day to day of three lawyers in one of the countries that most incarcerates and criminalizes political activists in the world. Our protagonists defend the legal rights of people for whom, contrary to what the Constitution declares, the presumption of innocence is not a given. They face an unequal fight.
Director: Marcelo Gomes / Producer: Chica Mendonça, Ernesto Soto / Production companies: Chá Cinematográfico de SP / Misti Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: Digital / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021
São Gabriel and its Demons
by Gabriel Medeiros
Located in the heart of the Amazon, São Gabriel da Cachoeira is the most indigenous city in Brazil; it is also the city with the highest number of suicides in the country. Between the ghosts of the past and the shadows of the present, the town’s population struggles against its inner demons.
Director: Gabriel Medeiros / Producer: Gabriel Medeiros, Felipe Bibian / Production company: Baracoa Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021
by Roger Pires, Bruno Xavier, Yargo Gurjão
A dance championship that involves young people from the northeast outskirts: who will be the big winner? The favorites are the groups ” Uz Patifez ”, ” Tommy Swing ”, ”Stylo Muvuk ” and ” Gaiatuz ”! Isaac tells his own story and that of India, Elly and Thiago. They are accompanied for 3 years by the documentary to reveal what this youth can present to the world.
Director: Roger Pires, Bruno Xavier, Yargo Gurjão / Producer: Maíra Bosi, Roger Pires / Production company: NIGÉRIA COMUNICAÇÃO E AUDIOVISUAL / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: digital, HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020Awards and festivals:
Selected RUMOS – ITAÚ CULTURAL (2015 / 2016)
Territories of Sacrifice
by André Lion
TERRITORIES OF SACRIFICE is a documentary that investigates the complex reality of mining and its devastating effects. Starting off from the stories of four, the film guides us through a historical reconstruction of contemporary mining and highlights how this activity plays a central role in the social, economic and political development of today’s world.
Director: André Lion / Producer: André Lion / Production company: Central Content / Country: Brasil / Duration: 02:00:00 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese, English and Spanish / Year: 2020
The Amazon, a new Minamata?
by Jorge Bodanzky
Brazil, Japan, USA
“The Amazon, a new Minamata?” is a documentary that draws a parallel between the catastrophic mercury contamination in Minamata, Japan, and the Amazon region today.
Director: Jorge Bodanzky / Producer: João Roni Garcia, Nuno Godolphi / Production company: Ocean Films / Country: Brazil, Japan, USA / Duration: 01:10:00 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese and English / Year: 2020
The Days to Come
by Felipe Bibian, Gabriel Medeiros
With the 60th anniversary of the Revolution approaching, Cuba is going through a time of deep social and political change. The Cuban people will vote on a new Constitution. With the vote arise the anxieties of a restless population waiting for the days to come. In downtown Havana, residents of the Valle 11 building prepare their New Year’s parties. In its 12 floors, live all the contradictions of a nation.
Director: Felipe Bibian, Gabriel Medeiros / Producer: Anna Lu Machado, Felipe Bibian, Gabriel Medeiros / Production company: Baracoa Filmes / Country: Brazil, Cuba / Duration: 01:28:00 / Format: Digital 4k / 16mm / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020Awards and festivals:
DocMontevideo 2019 Market
by Jeanne Dosse
The Godmothers is the documental register of the creative process that took place in 2018 Brazil for homonymous play debuted in Canada in 1968. The documentary takes place at the encounter of Ariane Mnouchkine and brazilian actresses and artists to build the theatral narrative under the social and political brazilian scenarium.
Director: Jeanne Dosse / Producer: Beatriz Carvalho / Production company: Klaxon Cultura Audiovisual / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:47:00 / Format: Digital / Language: Português / Year: 2020
The man behind the history
by Sabrina Bogado
Policeman, spy, political refugee and police intelligence member, besides being sport director and the man who contributed to the Brazilian football professionalization. Ramos was the only brazilian president of Conmebol and the founder of Copa Libertadores da América. A man who watched and interacted with the main events during the 30’s and 50’s in Brazil, sharing a history with one of the greatest brazilian passions: football.
Director: Sabrina Bogado / Editor: Livia Pagano / Production companies: Levante Filmes / BAD BEHAVIOR ONE / Country: Brazil, Portugal / Duration: 01:25:00 / Format: Digital / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
The Name of the Plants
by Manolo Sarmiento
A savant’s botanical expedition in Ecuador’s Amazon subtly becomes a medium for Huaorani people to recall their genocidal colonization in the 60′. Meanwhile, young middle-class ecologists from Quito try to stop oil exploitation in the pristine remains of Huaorani land, where some isolated tribes who refused contact in the sixties still live.
Director: Manolo Sarmiento / Producer: Max Eluard, Paula Pripas / Production companies: Avoa Filmes / La Maquinita / Country: Brazil, Ecuador / Duration: 02:00:00 / Format: HD 4K / Language: Portuguese, Spanish / Year: 2020Awards and festivals:
IDFA Bertha Fund – Developing
IBERMEDIA – Developing and Production
ICCA (Ecuadorian Film Fund) –Production
by Matias Borgström
120 artists from different backgrounds and vision reside and produce inside the same building: Ouvidor 63 Cultural Center. “O ouvidor” documents the day-to-day life of the biggest South American artistic squat during their Art Biennial process. Electricity cutting and reinstatement warrants, and a controversial partnership with Red Bull are some of the conflicts that destabilize the squat’s internal coexistence and the Biennale’s development
Director: Matias Borgström / Producer: Fernando Dias / Production companies: Salga Filmes / GRIFA FILMES / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: Vídeo Digital 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
Tinhorão and the Music
by Thiago B. Mendonça
A dive into the work and daily life of José Ramos Tinhorão, the greatest historian of Brazilian popular music, to this day best remembered for being the great damn of music critics of the 1960s and 1970s. At 91 years old, among music wheels, libraries and taverns Tinhorão follows his thinking with the usual radicality.
Director: Thiago B. Mendonça / Producer: Renata Jardim / Production company: Memória Viva / Country: Brazil / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020
When women die
by Heloisa Passos
5 episodes - 3 seasons episodes
Investigative documentary series on femicides in Altamira, considered the most dangerous city for women to live in Brazil.
Director: Heloisa Passos / Producer: Camila Nunes / Production company: bigBonsai / Country: Brazil / Duration: 03:45:00 / Episodes: 5 episodes - 3 seasons / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2020