Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

CineBrasil 2017 – Opening Night

Friday, September 22, 2017

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

List Art 120, 64 College Street

CineBrasil is an annual film festival that highlights some of the best works in recent Brazilian cinema. This year CineBrasil will include documentaries and feature length films of great artistic quality, some of which are virtually unknown outside of Brazil and touch on subjects such as race and gender, childhood and adolescence, hairstyling culture and indigenous history.

Note that though many trailers do not have English subtitles, all of the films will be subtitled. 

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Arts and Culture
Brazil Initiative

6 p.m. – Screening of Vazante (2017), dir. Daniela Thomas, 116 minutes. Trailer 1 and Trailer 2.

In a crumbling farm in the Brazilian backlands, a farmer finds his wife has died in childbirth and marries his 12-year-old niece. Set in the Diamantina Mountains in 1821, the film tells the forbidding tale of race and gender at the nation's birth.

9 p.m. – Opening Reception