FILM STORIES from Brazil
Sunday 26.9 at 3 pm


Latinamerika i Fokus presents three short documentary films from Brazil in connection with Malmö Konsthall’s current exhibition Leonilson – Drawn: 1975–1993. The films are screened with English subtitles and there will be a short introduction to each film.


Das águas que passam
Director Diego Zon
Brazil, 2016
Length 23’
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles
World Premiere: 66th Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale Shorts Competition, Germany

The vastness of man is a place suspended in time, bordered by sky, land, river and sea. Das águas que passam (Running Waters) is the memory of the Rio Doce (Sweet River), one of Brazil’s most important rivers, before it was devastated by the toxic mud on 5th of November 2015. This documentary focus on the relation between men and places. In a poetic and observational way, the viewer is led to experience the intense interaction of man with the world.


Image: Diego Zon, Das águas que passam, 2016. Film still


Director Ana Vaz
Brazil, 2020
Length: 28’
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles
Premiere: International Film Festival Rotterdam

Apiyemiyekî? is a cinematographic portrait that departs from Brazilian educator and indigenous rights militant Egydio Schwade’s archive — Casa da Cultura de Urubuí — found in his home at Presidente Figueiredo (Amazonas), where over 3.000 drawings made by the Waimiri-Atroari, a people native to the Brazilian Amazon, during their first literacy process are currently kept. The drawings document and construct a collective visual memory from their learning process, perspective and territory while attesting to a series of violent attacks they were submitted to during the Military Dictatorship in Brazil.


Image: Ana Vaz, Apiyemiyekî?, 2020. Film still


Director: Lethicia Galo & Rodrigo Campos
Brazil, 2020
Length: 19’
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

Pandemic, quarantine, 23 photographers, 10 Brazilian states, 02 countries. More than 200 photos were produced between March and June 2020. What are your points of view, what are your anguishes and aspirations?

Reexisto (Re-exist) is dedicated to all Covid-19 victims in the world, professionals, and volunteers who are donating their lives to save lives! #stayathome

Image: Lethicia Galo & Rodrigo Campos, Reexisto, 2020. Photo: Ian Cheibub

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