Travessias Brazilian Film Festival 2020 [Online]

RIOS DA VIDA (Short Film Program)

Expired November 30, 2020 7:59 AM
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Black families of the Baixada Fluminense, threatened by a persistent state of police violence, protect one another's spiritual healing and search for justice; a gender fluid child searches for acceptance among families who repeatedly return him to the adoption system.

Pre-recorded Q&A with with Fernando Sousa, director of Keeping our loved ones alive (Nossos Mortos têm Voz), accompanies this screening! This talk appears at the end of this film playlist for viewing throughout the festival.

Aurora is a cinematic essay that starts from the premise: the theater as the stage of life, in which three women of different ages reinterpret their own conflicts on the stage of an abandoned theater.

"...a quiet meditation on the stages of life and their attendant glories, desires and disappointments through mostly silent portraits of three Black Cuban women of different ages. Carefully composed in high-contrast black and white, this intimate piece finds a poetic beauty in the passage of time." — Sharon Mizota, LA Times

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    Portuguese w/ English subtitles
  • Country
    Cuba & Brazil
  • Director
    Everlane Moraes