The 24th É Tudo Verdade/It’s All True
Just over 30 feature docs are presented in this respected Brazilian event.
The Brazilian Competition includes such work as: Wolney Oliveira’s RUBBER SOLDIERS
, about those drafted during WWII to cultivate rubber for the war effort; Marcelo Gomes’ I’M SAVING MYSELF FOR WHEN THE CARNIVAL ARRIVES
, on denim factory workers and their experience of holiday; and José Joffily and Pedro Rossi’s FOREIGN SOLDIER
, in which three Brazilians reflect on their service to a foreign nation.
ON THE STARTING LINE
In the Latin American Competition are films like Sergio Morkin’s MARICARMEN
, about a blind musician who runs marathons; Josefina Morandé’s TODAY AND NOT TOMORROW
, on a 1980s women’s activist group in Chile; and Aldemar Matías’ ON THE STARTING LINE
, about a young Cuban athlete as she navigates changes in her country.
MY FRIEND FELA
Finally, the International Competition offers Catherine Hébert’s ZIVA POTEC: THE EDITOR BEHIND SHOAH
, on Claude Lanzmann’s Israeli editor; Daniel Rosenfeld’s PIAZZOLLA: THE YEARS OF THE SHARK
, focused on a legendary Argentine tango composer; and Joel Zito Araújo’s MY FRIEND FELA
, which explores the iconic Nigerian musician.
THE CHEAP OF IACANGA
Among the other presentations are opening night film, Paulo Thiago’s MEMORIES OF THE OPINION GROUP
, on a theatre collective that resisted Brazil’s military dictatorship; Marcelo Díaz’s MARIA LUIZA
, on the first trans person who served in the Brazilian Armed Forces; and Thiago Mattar’s THE CHEAP OF IACANGA
, which explores the so-called “Brazilian Woodstock” that took place between 1975 and 1984.