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Alfeu França

Brazil

Biography

Alfeu França was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since 1998, he has written and directed documentaries mostly dealing with forgotten historical facts and heavily based in the use of archival material. His films have been screened on festivals worldwide. Alfeu was also the curator of a number of film series in Brazil’s major art centers, a jury member at several film festivals and a programmer at the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival.


Filmography:
“OTA BENGA” (U.S. / Brazil, 2002, 16min)
“COLLYER BROTHERS" (Brazil, 2006, 23 min,)
“THE AWAKENING OF A GIANT" (Brazil, 2008, 30 min)
"A DEUSA BRANCA" (Brazil, 2013, 31 min)

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The White Goddess

A Deusa Branca (Orig.) / 2013 / Brazil / 31 min

In 1958, the polemic Brazilian artist Flávio de Carvalho joined an expedition to the rain forest to shoot his first feature film, a strange mix of surrealist fiction and ethnography work about a young woman violently kidnapped by Amazonian indians. Danger, romance and quarrels in the jungle and the production had to be interrupted...

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