Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

CineBrasil ─ Discussion with Espero Tua (Re)Volta/Your Turn protagonist Marcela Jesus and producer Mariana Genescá

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Register here to join the webinar.

When Brazil’s economic and social crisis deepened in the last decade, students protested and occupied hundreds of schools, demanding better public education and the end of austerity measures. The feature documentary Espero Tua (Re)Volta depicts the Brazilian student movement from the protests of 2013 until the election of the new president, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2018. Inspired by the collective voice of the movement itself, the documentary is narrated by three high school students, who represent central points of their struggle. The narrators’ jostling for space and time exposes the movement’s conflicts and demonstrates its complexity.

Join the Brazil Initiative for a discussion with the film's protagonist Marcela Jesus and producer Mariana Genescá.

To reserve your FREE ticket to watch the film in advance on Eventive click here. You will be prompted to “Watch Now.” Please click on “Watch Now” and you will be able to reserve your ticket or watch the film now.

Please check out this link to register for any or all of the films that we have scheduled as part of CineBrasil Spring Documentary Film Series 2021.

- Espero Tua (Re)Volta (Eliza Capai, 2019), March 23rd, ***March 23rd a discussion with protagonist Marcela Jesus and producer Mariana Genescá***

- Bixa Travesty (Claudia Priscilla & Kiko Goifman, 2018/9), ***March 30th discussion with protagonist Linn da Quebrada***

- Babenco: Alguém Tem que Ouvir o Coração e Dizer que Parou (Bárbara Paz, 2019), ***April 6th discussion with Bárbara Paz***

This event is supported by the Brazil Initiative, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, The Watson Institute, and Brown Arts Initiative.