RUY GUERRA - PROJECTION
Quand le soleil dort (1954, France, 10’)
Operação Búfalo (1978, Mozambique, 25’)
Um Povo Nunca Morre (1980, Mozambique, 17’)
Os Comprometidos - Acta 5 (1985, Mozambique, 42’)
Obvious Child (1990, États-Unis, 5’)
Filmmaker, poet, songwriter, writer and actor are some of Ruy Guerra’s occupations. Born in 1931 in Mozambique, still a Portuguese colony then, Ruy Guerra has been living in Brazil since 1958 and is one of the most important Cinema Novo’s filmmakers along with Glauber Rocha and Nelson Pereira dos Santos. Composed of about twenty titles since the 1940’s, Ruy Guerra’s cinema invites to critical thinking. Made along important historical events in a tricontinental space, his filmography proposes a singular language adjusted to each step of a moving thought.
Vavy Pacheco Borges
The historian Vavy Pacheco Borges has published books and articles in the fields of the republican political history of Brazil and of biography. Pacheco Borges taught history at the PUC - Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo since the 70’s and at the UNICAMP - State University of Campinas from 1983 on. Since 2006, she has been working on a biography of Ruy Guerra to be issued probably in 2016.
Jorge La Ferla
Professor, Universidad del Cine; Chief of Chair, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Artistic Director, Festivales FrancoLatinoamericanos de Video Arte, Muestras EuroAmericanas de Cine, Video y Arte Digital. Guest professor in charge of graduate seminars, workshops on video, film and multimedia, Cinema, video, multimedia and installations curator. Academical work, presentations and exhibitions in Europe, Latin America, USA and Canada. Writer and editor, 40 books, edited and published on Arts and Media in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia.
Mateus Araújo is a professor of theory and history of cinema at the USP - University of São Paulo. Doctor of Philosophy from the Paris 1 University and the UFMG - Federal University of Minas Gerais, Araújo is also an essayist and a translator. He has edited collective books on G. Rocha, J. Rouch, J.-M. Straub & D. Huillet, C. Chaplin, J. Rivette and J.-L. Godard. He has translated G. Rocha in France and several French auteurs in Brazil.