cafe-culturaOriginal title : Arpoador, Praia e Democracia
2015 | 80 min. | colour | documentary | subtitles in English
Co-Presented with Café & Cultura Toronto


• Sunday, November 6th – 12:30 pm

Direction: Hamsa Wood and Helio Pitanga • Production: Helio Pitanga, Jacqueline Osório • Script: Hamsa Wood, Locca Faria and Melanie Dimantas • Sound: Toninho Muricy • Cinematography: Locca Faria • Editing: Hamsa Wood • Soundtrack: Fernando Inglês

Cast: Roberto DaMatta, Evandro Mesquita, Milton Teixeira, Ana Maria Magalhães, Jom Tob Azulay

The documentary is about beach culture, democratic spaces and the typical lifestyle in Rio de Janeiro. The beach in Rio de Janeiro is one of the main symbols of the city. The concept of the beach as a public space is relatively recent because our Portuguese colonizes did not have the habit of going to the beach, and so it was deserted for four centuries. The film shows how and when the beach became a place of leisure for people. The documentary is based on an anthropological study.

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Festivals and Awards:
Festival Cinema e Cartaz (Rio de Janeiro) • Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris