My Friend Fela - Trailer
My Friend Fela provides a new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, in order to counter the most often portrayed narrative of Fela “as an eccentric African pop idol of the ghetto”. The complexity of Fela’s life is unravelled through the eyes and conversations of his close friend and official biographer, the African-Cuban Carlos Moore.
Capoeira, Inside The Game - Trailer
Ella (Isabél Zuaa) decides to follow her master Jorge Itapuã on a long journey to meet and document the Capoeira movement abroad. Together they cross Europe and visit places such as Israel, India, USA, Japan and Indonesia. While Itapuã performs, Ella shoots every step of this adventure with her camera. However, being in contact with different cultures awakens Ella’s desire of becoming a Capoeira master herself. As Ella embraces the idea of not being behind the camera anymore, her relationship with her master goes through an intense transformation.
Iramaya, a Mother's Calling - Trailer
In search of her father, an ex-political prisoner who refuses to talk about the past, the filmmaker untangles her grandmother's intimate writings in an attempt to understand the story of their family against the brutal backdrop of the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964 - 1985).
The Swan Song - Trailer
A successful young writer, tired of living, decides to kill herself. Entering her mind, her intimacy, we witness the evolution of her decision. Through the decay of a beautiful but forgotten house, we try to understand the passage of time and the taedium vitae. When nothing seems interesting anymore and every day turns into a simple flow of hours, a journey without destiny, is life still worth living?
Divine Divas - Trailer
The Divine Divas are the icons of the first generation of Brazilian transvestite artists in the 1960's. One of the first stages to host men dressed as women was the Rival Theatre, ran by Américo Leal, the director's grandfather. The film shows the intimacy, the talent and the stories of a generation that revolutionized the sexual behavior and defied the moral of a time.