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Virtual: NCLAFF: ‘O Mestre e o Divino | The Master and Divino’ (2013)
October 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Two filmmakers portray life in the village and in the mission of Sangradouro, Mato Grosso: Adalberto Heide, an eccentric German missionary, that soon after the contact with indigenous communities, in 1957, starts to film with his Super-8 camera; and Divino Tserewahu, a young Xavante filmmaker, that produces films for television and cinema festivals since the 90’s. Shifting between complicity, competition, irony and affect, they give life to their historical records, revealing peculiar back-stages of indigenous catechizing in Brazil.
Director: Tiago Torres Campos
Length 85 minutes
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NC Latin American Film Festival
The NC Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America’s film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North Carolina for Latin American images, sounds, and stories to reach a wider audience. The Festival was founded in 1986, by Sharon Mújica. Since 2008 the festival has been directed by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo sharing both classics and new releases from different genres of a rich and prolific Latin American cinema tradition. The Festival invites filmmakers from many of the 26 countries of the region, it has shown films in 13 languages, and has become a bridge between universities and cultural centers in the region. In response to the demographic changes in North Carolina, the Festival has screened films on issues such as migration, globalization and new political landscapes in the Americas.
The 2020 NCLAFF celebrates the festival’s 35th anniversary with an innovative format, a virtual synchronic model. It will start with NCLAFF Conversations: A Mini Web Conference: Latin American and Caribbean Film in the Era of Neoliberalism (1985-2020) on October 9 and 10, 2020. It will follow with ten days (October 9 to 18), of screenings/streaming. The films were selected from the hundreds of films shown during the past 35 years of the NCLAFF. The NCLAFF is a great way for students to engage with Latin American history, cinema and current topics.