From the Outside #MarielleVive (Do Lado de Fora #MarielleVive) is a video-manifesto of the uprising and cries of protest that took over the streets and, in particular, the walls of the Río de Janeiro City Hall after the murders of Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes in March 2018.
Seeds Project: Black Women in Politics (Projeto Sementes: Mulheres Negras na Política). In response to the brutal execution of Marielle Franco, in the 2018 national elections a group of Black women presented themselves as candidates in order to stem the growth of fascism in the country. In Río de Janeiro Mônica Francisco, Rose Cipriano, Renata Souza, Jaqueline de Jesus, Tainá de Paula, and Talíria Petrone campaigned for the positions of state and federal representatives in a quest for political renovation. The documentary follows these women through their 2018 campaigns, showing that a new way of making politics is possible in Brazil.
This documentary is in the post-production process. During the discussion, the project will be explained and a teaser will be screened.
Brazilian Women Against Fascism and the Struggle Against Racism is a cinema-discussion programme organised by the MBCF-BCN assembly for Antic Teatre’s GREC 2020: Jornades Antifascistas (Antifascist Conferences) programme.
The sessions will screen short films on the fight against racism and fascism: Del lado de afuera #MarielleVive, Semillas: Mujeres Negras en la Política and Sin Alas, all directed by Brazilian women. After the shorts, there will be a discussion on the themes brought up in the films, mediated by members of the MBCF-BCN assembly and with the participation of the film directors and other guests.
Mujeres Brasileñas contra el Fascismo – Barcelona (Brazilian Women Against Fascism – Barcelona) (MBCF-BCN)
From the Outside #MarielleVive (Do Lado de Fora #MarielleVive)
Ludmila Curi has directed and produced nine documentaries and three fictional short films. Her feature-length documentary, backed by Longa Doc / Brazil Ministry of Culture, is currently in postproduction. Her documentary Sr. Magarinos, el defensor de las favelas was awarded Best Documentary at the FestCineAmazônia 2014 in Porto Velho, Brazil, and the “Favela Yesterday” awary at the first edition of Cine Favela Rocinha 2015.
Seeds Project: Black Women in Politics (Projeto Sementes: Mulheres Negras na Política). A team composed entirely of women, half of them black, who, in addition to being film makers are active in Brazil’s anti-racist and feminist movement.
Éthel Oliveira, cinema clubber and editor. She studied Social Sciences at the UFF, developing several lines of research at the Ethnographic Film Laboratory. Julia Mariano is a film director, producer, and scriptwriter. She holds a degree in Communications /Journalism from ECO-UFRJ (2006), specialising in documentary cinema.
Guests taking part in the post-screening discussion:
Julia Mariano. Filmmaker and journalist, she is a graduate of the International Film and TV School in San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV, Cuba), the UFRJ (ECO) Communications School, and the Filmakademie Baden-Wüttemberg in Stuttgart, Germany. Professionally she works as a researcher, scriptwriter, and director’s assistant with particular focus on documentaries and televison programmes. She wrote and produced the films A Batalha do Passinho and Amenazada.
Éthel Oliveira. Documentary maker, cinema clubber and editor. She studied Social Sciences at the UFF, developing several lines of research at the Ethnographic Film Laboratory.
Ludmila Curi. Director and scriptwriter with experience in documentaries and feature films, including Proibidão, which obtained the Social Visión award at Festival Entretodos, in São Paulo; and Doutor Magarinos, winner of Best Documentary at the FestCineAmazônia, and the Favela Ayer prize from the Cine Favela Festival.
Maria Dantas is a Congresswoman for the ERC party and is one of the founders of Brazilian Women Against Fascism – Barcelona. She holds a degree in Law and is a social activist for the rights of immigrants.
“Antifascist struggle is still an issue in the 21st century and we need to remain alert and ready for combat given the resurgence of the far right in its new manifestations, whether at institutional level or on the streets. This year’s programme is in defence of a politicised international scene: artists and residents who do not forget their condition as a class and the social reality that surrounds us.
With the global pandemic and the resulting social and financial crisis, antifascist and antiracist movements must remain extremely active. This is why this year’s conferences are even more important, if possible, than they were last year, when we began to work on them for the Grec 2020 programme. They are a political declaration of support and joint strength against fascism.”
Semolina Tomic, Antic Teatre’s Artistic Director
“In Spain and in Brazil the transition to democracy retained certain conservative elements in a latent state that have now emerged and entered the institutions, supported by the advance of an international far-right front. In Brazil, the assumption of power by an alliance of contemporary neofascism motivated by unfettered liberalism is resulting in the systematic destruction of public institutions and policies that were many years in the making.” Isabel Ferreira and Eduardo Bonito, activists and independent curators.
With Antic Teatre at Grec 2020: Antifascist Conferences, we’re putting forward a programme adapted to an online format to stimulate encounters, reflection, and action. The Antifascist Conferences bring to the foreground how sociopolitical authoritarianism threatens people in Brazil today, living the extremely serious situation imposed b Bolsonaro’s neofascist government, and how it still affects those who lived through Franco’s dictatorship.