FEATURE FILMS SELECTION (part 2)

The International Women Filmmakers Festival – FINCAR takes place from August 14 to 19 in Recife and Camaragibe (PE), Brasil!

It’s with great pleasure that we announce some of the feature films that will be screened in this year’s edition:

 

 

CUATREROS

Documentary | Color, B&W | 85′ | 2017 | Argentina

Direction: Albertina Carri | Production: Albertina Carri, Diego Schipani | Cinematography: Alejo Maglio, Federico Bracken, Bruno Constancio, Tamara Ajzensztat, Rosario Castelli | Editing: Lautaro Colace | Screenplay: Albertina Carri

Synopsis: I am tracing the steps of Isidro Velázquez, Argentina’s last insurgent “gauchillo”. But, as the search for lost time is always erratic, am I really going after that fugitive of the bourgeois justice? Or am I going after my own footsteps, after my own heritage? So I travel to Chaco, to Cuba, seeking for a missing film. I also dig into film archives looking for moving corpses that could return to me something that was gone too early. What am I looking for? I search for movies, also for a family – of living and of dead. I seek a revolution, as well as some justice. I look for my missing mother and father, their remaining bones, their names, what they left on me. I realise I am making a western with my own life. I seek a voice, my own voice, through the noise and rage of those lives shattered by that same bourgeois justice that was looking for Isidro Velázquez.

 

WILD RELATIVES

Documentary | Color | 66′  | 2017 | France, Lebanon, Norway

Direction: Jumana Manna | Cinematography: Marte Volde | Sound: Rawad Hobeika | Editing: Katrin Ebersohn | Producer: Elisabeth Kleppe

Synopsis: Deep in the earth beneath the Norwegian permafrost, seeds from all over the world are stored in the Global Seed Vault to provide a backup should disaster strike. For the first time ever, seeds held there from a major gene bank in Aleppo are now being replicated, after its holdings were left behind when the institution had to move to Lebanon due to the civil war. It is refugees from Syria who are carrying out this painstaking work in the fields of the Beqaa Valley. In the Levant, dry conditions and the power of global agricultural corporations are the biggest challenge, while in the Arctic Circle – where the seed vault was supposed to withstand anything – it is rising temperatures and melting glaciers. Wild Relatives loosely links together different narratives and biographies, opening up a space to reflect on biodiversity, resilience, global justice and climate change, as well as disasters caused by human hand and the ambivalent efforts made to overcome them. Beauty and horror lie close together in the Anthropocene, just as they do in this film’s outstanding images.

 

LÍRIOS NÃO NASCEM DA LEI (LILIES ARE NOT BORN OF THE LAW)

Documentary | Color | 65’| 2017 | Brazil

Direction: Fabiana Leite | Executive production: Fabiana Leite  | Production: Daniela Pimentel | Cinematography:  Cardes Amâncio | Screenplay: Fabiana Leite| Editing: Fabiana Leite e Daniel Carneiro | Sound post production: Flora Guerra | Color correction: Bruno Pacheco |Original music: Patricia Rocha | Special participation: Ana Carolina Leonel Dayane de Souza Jéssica Leonel Liliane Pereira Marcela Goldinho

Synopsis: The story of Ana Carolina, Liliane, Dayane, Marcela lives intersects in the alleys of a prison. Tragedies, dreams, expectations and transformations are experienced before and after having given birth in jail. After the first months of being born, the imprisoned child must be given to a member of the family or put up to adoption, under the sight of the law, while the mother, separated from the newly-born is kept under the prison sentence.

 

MULHERES RURAIS EM MOVIMENTO (RURAL WOMEM IN MOVEMENT)

Documentary | Color | 46′ | 2016 | Brazil

Direction: Prévost Héloïse e MMTR-NE, Movement of the Rural Worker Woman of the North-East of Brazil – MMTR-NE| Production: Prévost Héloïse and the MMTR-NE | Screenplay: Prévost Héloïse and the MMTR-NE | Cast: Movement of the Rural Worker Woman of the North-East of Brazil – MMTR-NE

Synopsis: “Mulheres rurais em movimento” is a participative documentary co-produced with the militants of the MMTR-NE, the Movement of the Rural Worker Woman of the North-East of Brazil. This collective project – based on four portraits of activists, different interviews and moments of work and collective mobilization, such as the March of the Margaridas – shows the everyday life of these women in struggle against patriarchy, homophobia, intensive and polluting agriculture. Feminism and agroecology are combined in their daily lives and on the political scene.