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Short Documentary Films

TUESDAY – November 1 @ 7:00 PM
COLUMBIA COLLEGE
1104 S. Wabash Ave. – Room 504

FREE ADMISSION

7:00 PM – Short Documentary Films Presentation


Capital da Fé

Original Title: Capital of Faith | 2014 | 21 min | Director: Gabriel Santos and Renan Silbar

Capital da Fé

Synopsis: Capital of Faith is a documentary short film that addresses the reality of the new Brazilian Evangelical Church illustrated with images of the spectacle of the Faith and the unusual Christianization of micaretas and combat sports body-to-body, “Capital of Faith” is a picture of this militant belief lived by São Paulo, bringing tension between innovative conservatism and the contradictions of a Corporate Christianity.


3P

Original Title: 3P | 2013 | 26 min | Director: Rafael Terpins

3P

Synopsis: The history of the Brazilian Olympic Basketball team in three musical acts performed by music all-stars. Marques, Schmidt, Varejão and Splitter become RAP subject.


Kids and Kings

Original Title: Meninos e Reis | 2016 | 16 min | Director: Gabriela Romeu

Kids and Kings / Meninos e Reis

Synopsis: In the reisado, one of the most popular folk traditions in Ceará, Brazil, children learn how to handle swords deftly and girls grow up as queens. But Maria, queen of one of the region’s most famous reisados, is in the final year of her reign and facing the drama of passing the crown to her younger sister, a true rite of passage.


Who killed Eloá?

Original Title: Quem Matou Eloá? | 2015 | 24 min | Director: Lívia Perez

Who Killed Eloá? / Quem Matou Eloá?

Synopsis: In 2008, Lindemberg Alves 22 years broke into the apartment of his ex girlfriend Eloá Pimentel 15 years, with a gun, keeping her hostage for five days. The crime was widely broadcast by TV channels that vied for audience attention exploiting the ‘pain of love’ of Lindemberg and covered the kidnapping as a live soap opera.

“Who killed Eloá?” brings a critical analysis of the spectacularization of violence and television’s approach in cases of violence against women, revealing one of the reasons why Brazil has the fifth highest rate of murders of women in the world.


Kbela

Original Title: Yasmin Thayná | 2015 | 20 min | Director:Yasmin Thayná

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Synopsis: Kbela is an adaptation of her story MC K-Bela a story published in the Brazilian literary magazine Flupp Penza, which features the work of writers from Favelas. The story talks about her decision to do a big chop. A big chop is the process of cutting off the relaxed or permed ends of one’s hair when one is transitioning from chemically processed hair to natural hair. When the story was published many girls wrote to her telling her they could relate to it. Unfortunately, Yasmin Thayná says “This is the story of practically every black woman in Brazil who begins to reject relaxed and straightened hair.” – nowweseetv.com


TUESDAY – November 1 @ 7:00 PM
COLUMBIA COLLEGE
1104 S. Wabash Ave. – Room 504

FREE ADMISSION

7:00 PM – Short Documentary Films Presentation