Director’s Week Invites: CachoeiraDoc

Por um cinema negro no feminino 1

Curadoria: Janaína de Oliveira is a researcher, with PhD in history. She is the coordinator of Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Study Group (NEABI).

Sessão Adélia Sampaio

Curadoria: Yasmin Thayná directed Kbela and founded the Nova Iguaçu I Love You project. She was a researcher on state policies at FGV and, since she was 16, is a director, writer and short film producer.

Amor maldito
dir: Adélia Sampaio
76' . 1984 . Brasil
Rating 16 years

First feature film directed by an Afro-Brazilian woman, Amor malditois a tragic love story between two women: Fernanda is a businesswoman, and Sueli isa former beauty queen, the daughter of an oppressive evangelical family, who commits suicide. Seen as the culprit for [...]

Screening:
november 27 at 16h

Kbela
dir: Yasmin Thayná
23' . 2015 . Brasil
Rating 16 years

A sensitive look on the real life racism as experienced every day by black women. The finding of an ancestral force that emerges from their curly hair, transcending the whitewashing.A subjective exercise of self-representation and [...]

Screening:
november 27 at 16h

Programa Encantarias

Curadoria: Lis Kogan is the curator and director of the Directors’ Week.

4Portes
dir: Louise Botkay . 6' . 2009 . Haiti

A diving with opens eyes into a voodoo [...]

Screening:
november 30 at 15h

Mains propes
dir: Louise Botkay . 8' . 2015 . Chade

In the post-colonial era, the poor countries are still subject to the same group of nations that colonized them. There are international cooperation to help the poorest countries, leaving the air a smell of infinite dependency. This film is this dependency and also [...]

Screening:
november 30 at 15h

Estou aqui
dir: Louise Botkay . 7' . 2015 . Brasil

I spent my childhood at Cap-Haïtien, a commune on the north of a Caribbean half-island known as Haiti. The memories and experiences of this mysterious, warm place will always be entrenched in my life. I feel as if everything I am comes from that light, that wind, [...]

Screening:
november 30 at 15h

Mammah
dir: Louise Botkay . 8' . 2016 . França

In the warmth of a women’s hammam (Turkish bath), inside the big mosque, life goes on suspended. In the perks of the afternoon, a trip through the hammam at the Paris [...]

Screening:
november 30 at 15h

Novo ano
dir: Louise Botkay . 3' . 2010 . Brasil

A kiss on the train of [...]

Screening:
november 30 at 15h

Séve
dir: Louise Botkay . 11' . 2010 . Haiti

When you least expect, the encounter happens and brings many dreams. A teenage girl is introduced to the mysteries of Haitian [...]

Screening:
november 30 at 15h

Vertières I, II, III
dir: Louise Botkay . 10' . 2014 . Brasil

Vertières is the neighbourhood in the city of Cap-Haïtien where, in 1803, there was a battle that culminated in Napoleon’s army being expelled from Haiti. It was the first country to achieve its independence in the face of powerful [...]

Screening:
november 30 at 15h

Vivo e Morro dos Prazeres
dir: Louise Botkay . 7' . 2016 . Brasil

A cinematic gesture transpiring maternity. [...]

Screening:
november 30 at 15h

Programa Mulheres de Perto

Curadoria: Carla Maia is an essayist, researcher, professor, curator and producer. She produces forumdoc.bh: Festival do Filme Documentário e Etnográfico de Belo Horizonte.

A entrevista
dir: Helena Solberg . 20' . 1966 . Brasil

In the scene, a bride gets ready for her wedding day. On background sound, young girls from Rio middle class tell their experience and ideas on virginity, wedding, sex and politics. During the dictatorship, Helena Solberg made her first film, putting in question [...]

Screening:
november 25 at 15h

Reassemblage
dir: Trinh T. Minh-ha . 40' . 1982 . Estados Unidos

Reassemblage is a time mosaic built by everyday image and sound captured in Senegalese small cities. By showing the inhabitants of these places, the filmmaker puts in question the need that occidental ethnology has to explain the “other” through explicit or [...]

Screening:
november 25 at 15h

Rio de mulheres
dir: Cristina Maure, Joana Oliveira . 21' . 2009 . Brasil

In a very dry environment, where water is scarce, women live their lives among children and other [...]

Screening:
november 25 at 15h

Programa Por um Cinema Negro Feminino 2

Curadoria: Janaína de Oliveira is a researcher, with PhD in history from PUC-Rio, and a professor at the Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She is the coordinator of Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Study Group (NEABI).

Programa Vagalumes

Curadoria: Ana Carvalho takes part on offering workshops on audiovisual for indigenous populations. Maria Cardozo is an editor. Mariana Porto is a director, editor and audiovisual teacher.

La Fièvre
dir: Safia Benhaim . 39' . 2014 . França

During a night of fever, a child feels the ghost of a woman coming from the sea on her way back home, after a long exile. A silent tale, a bodiless voice is mixed up with the dark of the night and the fever. The child and the political refugee are now one, traveling [...]

Screening:
november 29 at 15h

La Internacional
dir: Tatiana Mazú . 13' . 2015 . Argentina

I filmed my sister arguing with my mother as they prepared Christmas dinner. I filmed her in a worker’s camp, in a riot, singing. I realized, watching a VHS tape, that I had been filming her since we were children. Apparently, according to some lines of the [...]

Screening:
november 29 at 15h

Corpos políticos
dir: Coletivo Mulheres Audiovisual PE . 4' . 2016 . Pernambuco

Brazilian media echoes and gives space to old fascist, chauvinist and backward speeches, while on the streets another cryis more urgent. We are the new politic. A pulsating political-body! Feminism is [...]

Screening:
november 29 at 15h

Do portão para fora
dir: Letícia Bina . 16' . 2016 . Brasil

Jaqueline starts anew at the same place she was born. A little less than one year after she left prison, she became a mother for the second time and now dedicates her days to working and taking care of her [...]

Screening:
november 29 at 15h

Programa O Espelho de AnA

Curadoria: Maria Merlo is executive producer of films such as To My Beloved (2015) and the creator of the Olhar de Cinema festival.

O espelho de AnA
dir: Jessica Candal . 43' . 2011 . Brasil

An investigation of the filmmaker-character regarding her condition as a woman. Mirroring herself onto intimate people, such as her grandmother, mother, husband, friends and the daughter of a friend, her identity is at the same time forged and [...]

Screening:
november 27 at 15h