It’s All True 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 24th É Tudo Verdade/It’s All True

Dates:
April 4-14

About:
Just over 30 feature docs are presented in this respected Brazilian event.

RUBBER SOLDIERS

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.

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