WHAT DOES IT DO TO OUR BODY?
2 Films Screenings & Discussion in English
Short-movie: DEAR BLACK CHILD (Dir. Tobi Onabolu, 2021, Inglaterra/Benin, 18.40”)
Dear Black Child tells a fantasy story of a Black child on a quest for joy, who encounters a mysterious spirit, and a high priestess with her merrymakers in an enchanted forest. ‘Dear Black Child’ captures some of the many ways Black people can develop practices to reconnect with joy, exploring themes including mindfulness, alchemy, and African spirituality.
Feature movie: OLHA PARA ELAS (Dir., Tatiana Sager, 2023, Brasil, 1h15):
Adelaide, Tatiane, Catia, Naiane and Roselaine have in common the fact that they are mothers and live far away from their children. This distance has the same reason: they are imprisoned. Each of these life stories, even with their specificities, represents a gender issue and the reality of more than 40,000 Brazilian women. Precarious and inadequate prisons, abandonment and a broken home are the main problems they face. - Teaser
Following the film screenings, an engaging and thought-provoking discussion is set to unfold. Join us for a lively debate featuring our festival curators, Maíra Zenun and Pauline Carbo, alongside key members of the film teams. Together, they will delve into the rich themes explored in the selected movies, providing valuable insights and fostering a deeper understanding of the narratives presented.