Travessias Brazilian Film Festival 2022

Essays From the Future (Ensaios do futuro)

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In-person screenings of this program will take place on May 20 at 7:30pm & May 22 at 5pm at Northwest Film Forum.


Travessias Brazilian Film Festival 2022 will be held both virtually and in-person. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID Festival Passes are available here!


Can the future foresee the past? Can it reinvent the way we interpret the histories and documents that arrived in our time? Drawing on archival materials and oral testimonies, the films in this program introduce underrepresented groups or individuals as narrators of their own stories.


Pode o futuro prever o passado? Ou reinventar a forma como interpretamos as histórias e os documentos que chegaram até nossos tempos? Usando imagens de arquivo, os filmes-ensaios desta sessão apresentam indivíduos ou grupos sub-representados como narradores de suas próprias histórias.

In Colmeia, a woman recently released from prison tells her story for the first time. Having christened herself Huri, she recounts how she faced judgment from neighbors and family members for defending herself from sexual assault. Set against a deceptively tranquil backdrop of lapping waves, Colmeia is intimate and poetic, enlivened with Huri’s interpretations of tarot and dreams.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Country
    Brazil
  • Director
    Maurício Chades