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SCREENING

Block

Ongoing

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Introduced by Ela Bittencourt.

Preceded by the short film Tell This to Those Who Say We’ve Been Defeated

Block. Dirs. Victória Álvares, Quentin Delaroche. 2018, 75 mins. In Portuguese with English subtitles. An absorbing look at social unrest in Brazil just months before the 2018 presidential election that saw the ascendancy of ex-army captain and ultra-right politician Jair Bolsonaro. Álvares and Delaroche spend a few intense days within a massive truck driver strike, yet despite this show of evident solidarity, despair makes some participants doubt the democratic process and call for military intervention.    

Tell This to Those Who Say We’ve Been Defeated. Dirs. Aiano Bemfica, Camila Bastos, Cris Araújo, Pedro Maia de Brito, 2019, 23 mins. The film follows a landless group as they occupy an abandoned lot under a cover of darkness. The handheld camera and muted audio perfectly capture the tense coordination of bodies that must act in absolute secrecy.

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