Fernando who received a bird from the sea + Samba Ladies
D: Felipe Bragança, Helvécio Marins Jr. + Susanna Lira
Damas do Samba (Samba Ladies)
D: Susanna Lira
Brazil 2013, 66 min, English subtitles
Carnival without the samba and the samba without dancers would be unimaginable in Brazil. Yet countless other women have also shaped this influential and very Brazilian tradition for generations. Susanna Lira’s documentary follows designers and craftswomen from the big samba schools behind the scenes and speaks with grandes dames like Dona Ivone Lara, Beth Carvalho and Alcione.
Fernando que ganhou um pássaro do mar (Fernando who received a bird from the sea)
R: Felipe Bragança, Helvécio Marins Jr.
Portugal/Brasilien 2013, 20 min, OmE
Fernando lives in Porto. When a parrot from Brazil is sent to him one day, his imagination runs wild.