Directed by: Clarissa Campolina, Julia de Simone, Luiz Pretti and Ricardo Pretti
20min . 2013 . Brazil . Digital


Valongo’s quay – Empress quay – Rio de Janeiro port – Porto Maravilha (wonder port): layers of a city haunted by progress. One port on top of the other. One city on top of the other. To film a city today you have to search beneath and beyond it, simultaneously. The cinematic camera can be an excavation tool, it can excavate multiple invisibilities in space and time, buried and forgotten realms. Emptied urban spaces reveal a political project of capitalistic exploration, that is camouflaged with an idealised discourse of progress that repeats itself over the course of our history.

Rating: Free


Production Company: Alumbramento, Mirada Filmes, Teia + Anavilhana, Toada Filmes Executive Producer, Producer: Julia De Simone Script, Cinematography, Sound, Editor: Clarissa Campolina, Julia De Simone, Luiz Pretti, Ricardo Pretti Sound Editor: Pedro Aspahan, Hugo Silveira Music: Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen Love


Clarissa Campolina holds a degree in Social Communication and a post-graduation in Fine Arts. She makes films and video-installations and edits works of contemporary Brazilian cinema. Her films have won awards and been shown at festivals and other art institutions throughout Brazil and abroad, such as MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York, Oberhausen International Film Festival, Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, The Locarno International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, among others. “Girimunho” (Swirl) her first feature film was released at the Venice International Film Festival, and had a theatrical premiered in Brazil, France and Spain, in 2012.

Julia De Simone is a filmmaker and partner of Mirada Filmes. She has a Master's degree in "Creative Documentary" from Observatório de Cine in Barcelona, and directed her first feature film "Bildungsroman", theatrical premiered in Brazil, in 2012. Directed, wrote and produced the short-films “The Harbor” (2013), "Study for the wind" (2011), "Symphony" (2010) and “Enchantment" (2007). Also directed the TV series "Why are we like this?" for the Brazilian TV, in 2010, with Guilherme Coelho. At the moment, she is shooting the film “Aracati”, documentary supported by Fundação Joaquim Nabuco.

Luiz Pretti is a filmmaker, partner of the production company/collective Alumbramento. As director he’s done 3 features in partnership with Guto Parente, Pedro Diógenes and Ricardo Pretti and 8 shorts. His works have been shown in the Venice (Orizzonti sidebar), Rotterdam , Rome (Cinema XXI), Viennale, Oberhausen, Mostra Internacional de São Paulo, and many others. Road to Ythaca (Best Film, 13ª Tiradentes Film Festival), The Monsters (Jury Special Mention, 13º BAFICI) and At the Wrong Place (Especial Jury Priza, Festival Lume), were commercially released in brazilian cinemas by the distribution company Vitrine Filmes.

Ricardo Pretti, film director and associate of the film production company Alumbramento (based in Fortaleza, Ceará). Has directed many films in various collective formations (quartet, trio, duo and solo), integrates the Pretti/Parente Quartet which, over the past years, have had wide recognition in film festivals in Brazil and around the world. Also integrates a collective production of films called Operation Sonia Silk, where he wrote and directed Rio Belongs To Us (supported by Hubert Bals Fund and premiered at Rotterdam 2013). As an editor has been awarded twice at the Brasilia Film Festival.