DOCUMENTARY
Rafael Terpins embarks on a trip to Sao Paulo in the 1970s to relive the story of Joelho de Porco, a pioneering Brazilian rock band that "was punk because it had no other name to give it to."
A film about the Amazon made by Brazilians. Yet, it has a global view of the theme and is supported by the latest scientific discoveries and research.
32 people with heritage from different countries (both descendants and immigrants) traveling through Brazil in search of their own origins.
Documentary about the organic food chain, from producer to consumer. This journey through the Brazilian biomes reveals stories of people, places and ideals of life.
Os Gêmeos, Nunca and Nina are famous for their graffiti art all over the world. Abroad, their works are exhibited in museums and galleries yet, in São Paulo, their hometown, the murals they once painted become covered in grey by the municipal authorities.
A retrospective on the trajectory of samba throughout history focusing on the role of women in their construction and composition.
Through a personal investigation made by her niece, Mariana, the film rescues the life of guerrilla Iara Iavelberg: a cultured and beautiful woman who left behind a comfortable family life, choosing to engage in armed struggle against dictatorship.
In search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, Marina Abramović travels around Brazil experiencing sacred rituals and breaking the boundaries between art and spirituality.
Displaying one of the biggest, most historic rivalries in Brazilian soccer, the film highlights historic footage of a memorable match and gives space for partial, flamed declarations by people from both clubs, setting the stage for provocation, banter and passion.
The film explores how a nation of mixed races absorbed eugenic ideas to the point of denying its own multiracial past, pathetically seeking an unattainable standard of European aesthetics.
For the first time since the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Cubans have the possibility to travel abroad and come back without needing the government’s permission thanks to a migration reform approved in 2013. Yoani Sánchez, blogger and social activist, is one of the first to board. Her tour starts in Brazil, where she’s expected by politicians, activists, students and the press.
A documentary on the history of Brazilian Cinema of Animation that begins in 1917 with the film "O Kaiser" of Seth, with emphasis in the creation of the modern Cinema of Animation Brazilian that begins with the creation of CTAv and emphasis in the revolution of the last 10 years.
A unique and strategic animal for various disciplines of science, the Pink Dolphin has very peculiar characteristics. It attracts the attention of a worldwide scientific community that study this animal, trying to unravel many of the mysteries of science.
A documentary that shows one of the biggest and boldest environmental conservation projects in Brazil: Onçafari Project. A team consisting of the naturalist Mario Haberfeld and wildlife experts from South Africa uses innovative techniques to accustom the jaguar, the largest cat in the Americas, to the presence of ...
Shot during the construction of the Brasília Arena for the 2014 World Cup, this film tells the story of workers from various Brazilian states who participate in the Copa Solidário dos Operários da Bola, a championship held at the construction site.
A worldwide reference in design, arquitecture and arts, Tomie Ohtake was born in 1913 and came to Brazil in 1936, where she met her husband and started her awarded career. From testimonies by art critics and historians such as Paulo Herkenhoff, Agnaldo Farias and Miguel Chaia, to informal conversations about her personal and professional life in general.
The trajectory of Theodomiro Romeiro dos Santos, a militant of the Brazilian Revolutionary Communist Party, who began his fight against the Brazilian dictatorship at the age of 14 and was arrested at 18, killing one of the agents as resisting arrest.
The stories of two young Brazilian brothers living in Japan, an African living in Germany and a family divided by the wall separating Mexico from the United States show us what it means to be a migrant in the 21st century.
Beto Brant and Camila Pitanga make their way back in time and revisit the work of Antonio Pitanga by investigating his aesthetic, political, existential and artistic journey, alongside his friends, family, filmmakers, musicians and other life and profession companions.
The film follows the journey of a soccer ball (which was made in a penitentiary in São Paulo) between England and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, traveling over 20 thousand kilometers and 24 countries.
A documentary series on the life of people living in preservation units (parks, forests, extractive reserves) in the Amazon.
Approaching an unprecedented theme, the film portrays the initiation, art and dreams of children involved with samba schools.
Portrayal of one of the most striking movements in Brazilian culture, Tropicalism. Made almost entirely of archive footage from 1967, 1968 and 1969, the documentary features recovered photographic material, movie sequences and TV shows.
Documentary featuring 7 artists that present their songwriting process: MiraPotira, MC from Manaus; Rebeca Matta, multimedia artist awarded by APCA; Soraia Drummond, who writes music from riddims and has songs composed with soudsystems; among other names.
At the age of 30, Josephine King was diagnosed as bipolar and, at 40, after another suicide attempt, she began to paint self-portraits in which she expressed all her suffering. The film seeks to retrace her steps by filming the places where she lived, grew up, studied and worked.
A film crew travels to the interior of Brazil in search of the best "piadeiro" in the region.
During Women's Week, March 7-14, 2016, a studio-van collected testimonies of women victims of any type of harassment in São Paulo.
A cinematographic universe within the compositions of Onildo, a household name of extreme relevance for Brazilian popular music.
A stunning place full of magic, where people of different nationalities sought refuge, leaving large urban centers behind and radically disrupting the consumer society.
The history of Axé Music, one of the most important genres in Brazilian music. Revealed in detail, with the elements that determined the birth of the most globalized musical movement in the country.
Behind the scenes of one of the biggest and most iconic samba schools, Estação Primeiro de Mangueira. After 14 years without winning a championship, the documentary presents the first steps to the great victory in 2016.
The Mangueira Hill is the setting where composer Tantinho and old Samba artists of school Estação Primeira de Mangueira reminisce about stories of samba and the favela.
The show draws attention away from the traditional sights of Rio de Janeiro to portray the true Rio of the "cariocas". In each episode, a foreign tourist is guided and will experience along with the presenter the adventures, people, scents and flavors the city has to offer.
The photo activist, Andréa Magnoni, builds a tribute to her uncle Renato "Tita", trans man dead in 1973. The film approaches transgeneration through the facts it brings to the fore, in addition to testimonies of trans people who were photographed for composition of the homonymous photographic exhibition.
Would your life be the same if you could not see? Probably not. That is why this film was made, to help society ponder on and react to stagnation: visually impaired people don't give up on overcoming obstacles.
The 450 years of the city of Rio de Janeiro from the perspective of the evolution of its urbanism in testimonies by experts, narration images, unpublished iconography and 3D computing.
In Santana de Parnaíba, a small town, hundreds of residents are given the chance to stage an epic spectacle about the life and death of Jesus Christ. Driven by different reasons, this amateur cast gather for two months to inhabit a universe where Jerusalem and Hollywood try to coexist.
The documentary portrays the most remarkable moments of Mary and Marilene, the Sisters Galvão, in her 70-year career and travels through Brazil from radio, theater and television, to the present day, with the recognition of as part of the Brazilian cultural heritage.
Cristian is an amateur photographer: he is always looking for a new way of capture the animals in their habitat in the most intimate way possible, always trying to show something that has never been seen.
By following photographer Christian Cravo, Cravos is a documentary about artistic process and family rescue, in which a young artist struggles to find his voice, conquer his space and deal with the artistic legacy of his ancestors.
During an event that was marked in the history of Brazil, 11 filmmakers documented, each in their own authorial way, the various issues dividing the opinions of Brazilians about the World Cup hosted in 2014. In 11 episodes, the series also brings an aesthetic and visual panorama of film production in the country.
The portrait of two dancers who are part of the only ballet school for the blind in the world - the Fernanda Bianchini Association, located in São Paulo.
Both film and series, New Species follows the trajectory of a scientific expedition to an unexplored region of the Amazon forest called Serra da Mocidade; from the 10-year planning to the expedition and results of the research.
A TV show that transmits a yoga method to children through stories, using a magical and playful language.
An audio technician at a university in Cuiabá, Aroldo Maciel created a method of predicting earthquakes that has been challenging scientists around the world. Although an unknown name in Brazil, he is quite known in Chile and other countries with seismic culture.
The universe of Brazilian children from different regions, social statuses and with different degrees in the spectrum of autism. Through a sensory and cognitive experience, the film shows, trying to comprehend and demonstrate how these individuals experience reality.
Africanity embedded in Brazilian cultural identity through resistance movements of black people in the diaspora.
The magical place where, by diving, Déo and Felizardo seek the strength necessary to face their harsh reality.
Yamandu Costa goes to Russia to talk and play with local guitarists in search of lost connections between the Russian and Brazilian seven-string guitars.
The story of a group of women political prisoners who occupied a wing in Tiradentes prison in the 70s. 40 years later, these women (Dilma Roussef's former cellmates) break the silence and reveal how they lived together in prison under the military dictatorship, tackling not only political issues such as the history of democracy in Brazil but also the role of women as militants.
The daily life of four LGBT activists living in the outskirts of São Paulo. From the intimacy and social context of the characters, the documentary raises contemporary questions about the trans community and their political disputes.
Christopher, an American arrested in Brazil, delivers a mysterious HD to a film crew. Investigating these private files, the team unveils a story of love, obsession and drugs between Chris, a mysterious Colombian named V and Pablo Escobar's hippos.
A walk through world cuisine, showing international chefs who left their home countries to set up restaurants in Brazil.
A children's series that keeps it real through animation. 4 young agents and a mascot create a great campaign against big current affairs that divide society.
Karina Oliani defies the boundaries of nature as she travels to Ethiopia in search of the planet's largest lava lake, in the Erta Ale volcano. The challenge is to cross the lava river suspended by a single rope.
Author of more than 600 works in 50 years of his career as a composer of erudite and electroacoustic music, Claudio Santoro is considered one of the most important erudite musicians in Brazil.
A documentary about the creative capacity of Jazz and of life as invention in Cuba.
Every episode, the series traces the profile of a prestigious Brazilian architect over conversations with the architect himself as well as with some of his interlocutors and scholars, besides promoting a "tour" in one of his most significant works.
In 1967, four underaged boys, Alex Dias Ribeiro, Helládio Toledo, Zeca Vassalo and João Luis, built a race car in a backyard, to compete in the second major race of Brazilian motor racing at the time: the Brasília 500km.
A walk through the art and personality of landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx, presenting his ideas in a succession of landscapes. By ways of understanding the world through the senses and subjectivity of the viewer, this film places them as an integral part of the landscape.
During the protests that took place in São Paulo in recent years, police officers were responsible for violently assaulting, wounding and arresting a number of people who were marching, transforming the city into a real battlefield.
A series of four documentaries that show craftsmanship and know-how as immaterial patrimonies of a region. A historian, a documentarist, and a team of educators with a common desire to document, preserve and disseminate the knowledge that exists in Vale do Paraíba.
A series about the observation, research and gathering of plants trips promoted by Roberto Burle Marx in the diverse Brazilian ecosystems.
The true story of two identical twins who married the same man, and a fascinating family that until now recounts and seeks to understand the ironies and mysteries that lie in their origins.
An overview of feminism, its history and tradition, envisioning to identify it in the context of the feminist struggle of Brazilian women today, especially when it comes to one of the most relevant and crucial historical guidelines: the autonomy of women over their own bodies.
The history of Brazilian volleyball within its professionalization and popularization, from 1974 to the present day.
Documentary that, through interviews, archive images and artistic performances, shows how gays of different generations have been conquering spaces and fighting for rights to build a political, social and collective identity. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESSBOOK  
The goal is the magic moment of football. But what is the goal? Is it the instant that a ball crosses a line? The catharsis of the fan, the player, the heart of the game, ecstasy, victory, redemption, defeat, tragedy, orgasm, relief, revenge? All this and more! The documentary ...
A documentary that tells the trajectory of musician and comedian Antônio Carlos Bernardes, known as Mussum, and also more personal stories of the artist, such as fatherhood and his relationship with his mother Dona Malvina. His career began as a vocalist for the group "The Originals of Samba", through TV performances ...
"Class Diaries" accompanies the daily lives of three women - a young trans, an incarcerated mother and a domestic maid - students from adult literacy centers in Salvador. Although they walk different paths, their trajectories coincide in the prejudices and injustices suffered daily. The documentary in direct style bets on the ...
The documentary tells the story of Ultraje a Rigor, one of the most influential and irreverent groups in the history of Brazilian rock, from the success of Inútil, anthem of the Direct Already, through various formations and transformations to the present day, revealing a trajectory of more of three decades of loyalty ...
Conquests such as World Cups (1992, 1993 and 2005) and the six Brazilian Championship titles (1977, 1986, 1991, 2006, 2007 and 2008) are reminiscent of the documentary about São Paulo Futebol Clube.
The documentary aims to narrow the connection of what we consume in our day-to-day production chains, addressing how the choices of modern society can contribute to fostering practical and sustainable solutions.
While facing the biggest loss of her life, journalist and filmmaker Carol Telles was invited to direct her first film about a former colleague, Brazilian war correspondent André Liohn, who won the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal in 2012, and she immediately realizes that her images ...
The story of a group of women political prisoners who occupied a wing in Tiradentes prison in the 70s. 40 years later, these women (Dilma Roussef's former cellmates) break the silence and reveal how they lived together in prison under the military dictatorship, tackling not only political issues such as the history of democracy in Brazil but also the role of women as militants.

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