It’s All True 2019 Overview

The 24th É Tudo Verdade/It’s All True

April 4-14

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.


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.


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.


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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