// Your online documentary cinema //

10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You



The White Goddess  //  A Deusa Branca (Orig.)

DIR: Alfeu França
2013 / Brazil / 31 min

Stream

1.99 €

Watch the film on-line, for the lowest price, in decent quality and without need to download anything!
Tech. spec. MP4 360p
Audio tracks por
Subtitles en

Individual purchase needed. For higher comfort we recommend to register an account here and take advantage of financial credit and stream bonus features.

DVD

3.99 €

Superior video quality, all DVD features, just download, burn your own DVD and watch the film from your computer or TV.
Tech. spec. Download ISO
Audio tracks por
Subtitles en

Individual purchase needed. For higher comfort we recommend to register an account here and take advantage of financial credit and stream bonus features.

MP4

3.99 €

Download the film in a very good quality to your computer and play it later and multiple times!
Tech. spec. Download MP4 480p
Audio tracks por
Subtitles en

Individual purchase needed. For higher comfort we recommend to register an account here and take advantage of financial credit and stream bonus features.

Recommend this film

“The White Goddess” portrays a little known aspect in the life of Brazilian artist, engineer, essayist and playwriter Flávio de Carvalho – his attempt to become a filmmaker. In 1958 , already notorious for his controversial artistic experiences, Flávio de Carvalho took off to the Amazon. His plans were to realize an ambitious feature film with surrealist strokes that would unite ethnographic research and the fictional drama of a white girl kidnapped by Indians. The title chosen for the piece was “The White Goddess”. After a busy period of pre-production in São Paulo, Flávio and his tiny crew joined a group of the Indian Protection Service on an expedition that would make a first contact with the Xirianãs, in the upper Rio Negro region – an endeavour surrounded by risks and hardships.
While the group plundged deep inside the jungle, Flavio got lost in multiple interests and the making of the film was slowly forgotten. Dangers, quarrels, romances and delays would further aggravate the situation, the production of “The White Goddess” would be forever abbandoned.

Through a precious archive material, the documentary of the same name rescues this fascinating and obscure episode in the life of this brilliant Brazilian artist.

About

Director Alfeu França
Screenplay Alfeu França, Daniela Moreira
Dir. of Photography
Editing Alexandre Gwaz
Music
Sound Leandro Salgueirinho
Duration 31 min
Year 2013
Country Brazil
Colour Colour, Black & White
Tags compilation, film, literature, portrait
Production Alfeu Franca
Alfeu Franca
Country:  Brazil
E-mail:  

Distribution
Festivals

FIDMarseille (Marseille, France)


Doku ...

FIDMarseille (Marseille, France)


Doku.Arts (Berlin, Germany)


L’Alternativa (Barcelona, Spain)


PortoPostDoc (Porto, Portugal)


Festival Temps d’Images (Lisboa, Portugal)


FILAF (Festival International du Livre d’Art & du Film, Perpignan, France)


São Paulo International Short Film Festival (São Paulo, Brazil)


Forumdoc.BH (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)


CineOP (Ouro Preto, Brazil)

Awards

Festival Internacional Signes de ...

Festival Internacional Signes de Nuit (Paris, France) Award: Best Short Film


Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival. Award: Best Director


Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. Award: Jury Special Prize


International Festival of Archival Cinema - Recine (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Award: Best Screenplay



News

GULI SILBERSTEIN PRESENTS

GULI SILBERSTEIN PRESENTS

“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

Read more…

- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

Read more…

- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

Read more…

- 14.12.2016 -

More news…