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Sérgio Bernardes


2009, colour, 90 min

10 Jul 2010 - 22:00

Open-Air Amphitheatre

This is a documentary by Sergio Bernardes (Rio de Janeiro, 1944) about Brazil in all of its cultural, geographical and social diversity.

But it is a documentary essay, in which the interventions of Leonardo Boff, Rose Marie Muraro, Aziz Ab´Saber and Ailton Krenak, amongst others, and the various special participations of musicians such as Hermeto Pascoal, the Afroreggae group, Velha Guarda da Portela, Seu Jorge and Repentistas Nordestinos, make it one of the most passionate visual documents about Brazil, which is presented as a continent with a unique nature and cultures. The highly demanding art critic and curator Luiz Camillo Osorio had this to say about the film: “Since Glauber-Oiticica-Tropicalismo, few artists have managed to set Brazil thinking about itself. Sergio Bernardes is a visionary artist and, in this work, what matters least is what is already known, what has already been seen and heard. Instead, what really matters is everything that has yet to be said/seen/heard. The filmmaker has travelled all around Brazil and knows all about its marvellous impracticality.”