11/18/2019 05:30 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Brazil 2019 93 min Portuguese original version with German and English subtitles

by Eliza Capai

Script: Eliza Capai, DoP: Bruno Miranda, Eliza Capai, Editors: Eliza Capai, Yuri Amaral, Music: Décio 7, Producer: Mariana Genescá, Production: TVa2, Globo Filmes, with: Lucas “Koka” Penteado, Marcela Jesus, Nayara Souza

In the moment when Brazil’s political, economic and morale crisis deepens, the students rise as a light beam and renovation in the country. The documentary feature film, YOUR TURN, follows the student fight in its most vigorous moment since the military dictatorship. Inspired by the language of the movement itself, which makes use of groups, so there is a collective voice instead of an individual one, the documentary will be conducted by the narratives of three students, representing central points of the fight. The construction of these lines, which fight for space and time, will expose the movement’s conflicts, demonstrating its complexity. At the same time, they will be responsible for uniting the editing of the occupations’ and marches’ observed scenes, which took place between 2013 and 2018 all over Brazil, elucidating the movement’s own character.

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Eliza Capai, born in Brazil in 1979, is an independent documentary filmmaker who focuses on social topics and explores alternative forms of production, narration and distribution with her films. Her debut feature-length film, HERE IS SO FAR was based on encounters with women during a long journey through Africa. In THE TORTOISE AND THE TAPIR, she investigated gigantic hydroelectric plants built in the middle of the rainforest during Brazil’s worst drought in decades. She is currently a fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab.

Filmography (selection): 2013 HERE IS SO FAR, 2014 AS TIMES FLIES SLOWLY BY, 2016 THE TORTOISE AND THE TAPIR, 2017 #RESISTANCE, 2019 YOUR TURN [ESPERO TUA (RE)VOLTA] (all documentary films)

Awards (selection): Amnesty International Film Prize and Peace Film Award (Berlin International Film Festival, Germany 2019)

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