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Travessias Brazilian Film Festival: Short Film Program
May 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on May 25, 2019 at 4:00pm
** May 24 opening night screening preceded by a reception with complimentary Brazilian treats from Kitanda! **
(Various directors, Brazil, 2017–2018, 44 min)
(Laís Melo, Paraná, 2017, 12 min, fiction)
One morning, Glória works up the courage to seek out the help to stand up for herself.
Eder’s Dream (O Sonho de Eder)
(Sofia Amaral, Mato Grosso, 2018, 13 min, documentary)
Eder Aponodepá is a student of the Federal University of Mato Grosso and indigenous Umutina whose daily life is driven by a prophetic dream. The Umutina people, decimated by the attacks and diseases from contact with settlers in the early twentieth century, seek to recover their roots and rebuild their culture. However, the region’s limited alternatives for sustenance and strong evangelical religious influence bring a certain melancholy to Eder’s dream.
(Safira Moreira, Rio de Janeiro, 2017, 5 min, documentary)
Using poetic language, Travessia emerges through the photographic memories of black families and takes a position both critical and affirmative in the face of the near absence and stigmatization of black representation.
(Ana Clara Oliveira, Bahia, 2017, 4 min, fiction)
Produced by LGBTQIA+ in the city of Canudos through “Cine Trans Territorial,” an educational film program, in collaboration with the LGBTQIA+ community from various territories of Bahian identities.
(Cali dos Anjos, Rio de Janeiro, 2017, 10 min, animation)
TAILOR is a transgender cartoonist who, through his website, shares intimate portraits of other trans people’s experiences and challenges in society.