West Park with Fabiana Assis in person
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Fabiana Assis, director of West Park will appear in person. Discussion moderated by Ela Bittencourt.
Preceded by the short film Querbramar
West Park. Dir. Fabiana Assis. 2018, 70 mins. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Eronilde lost her partner and was wounded when West Park—an area on the periphery of the capital, Brasilia, that was being occupied by the sem teto (lit. “[those] without a roof”)—was attacked by the military police. Returning to the site, which symbolizes not just government-sanctioned aggression but also her community’s resistance, Eronilde relives her personal trauma while striving to rebuild her confidence in the future. Assis’s powerful documentary mixes first-person testimony with clandestine audio and raw video captured under duress, to reveal a community taken hostage by unfulfilled political promises—a theme that reverberates throughout contemporary Brazil.
Quebramar. Dir. Cris Lyra, 2019, 26 mins. This poignant film follows a group of friends on a beachside vacation where they share stories of discovering their lesbian identity. Firmly rooted in the experiential reality, Quebramar (lit. “breakwater”) nevertheless hints at the dreamy atmosphere of the mythical Lesbos.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free or discounted for Museum members. Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)