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Filmmakers Patricia Ferreira and Alberto Alvares Guarani, and the writer and indigenous leader Ailton Krenak, will be joining us at the FSC for the screening and discussion “Indigenous Cinemas in Brazil,” programmed by Junia Torres.

Junia Torres (film programmer, coordinator for forumdoc.bh) will present a program of films by indigenous filmmakers, focusing on Brazil. Joining Torres will be a panel including filmmakers Patricia Ferreira and Alberto Alvares Guarani, and the writer and indigenous leader Ailton Krenak.

This program will explore the concept and the effects of self-representation through films by indigenous filmmakers. We will discuss a filmmaking history that spans more than three decades, focusing on how the introduction and appropriation of cinematic language across different ethnicities supported the struggle of indigenous peoples to strengthen their identities and their territorial and cultural patrimony, through a form of production that was shared by the diverse indigenous peoples. Today, most indigenous filmmakers work autonomously, away from outside structures, to conceive, film, and edit. These filmmakers have reconfigured the contemporary documentary movement in Brazil. (Junia Torres)

Co-sponsored with the Center for Visual Anthropology at the University of Southern California.

This Fall, the FSC will be hosting (remotely) a series of visiting filmmakers as part of our Nonfiction Workshop. Invited filmmakers will circulate links to their films in advance so that we can watch them on our own, and we will get together as a group to have a conversation about their work. As many of these works are in progress or yet to be released theatrically, we have limited capacity in terms of the number of participants we are able to accommodate. If you are interested in attending this program (and are not currently a FSC fellow), please email Cozette Russell by October 9.