Dir. Tai Linhares / Brazil, Germany / 2019 / 29’ / Polish premiere
Director: Tai Linhares
Screenplay: Tai Linhares
Cinematography: Aline Juárez
Editing: Sully Ceccopieri
Sound: Caio Cesar Loures, Mariana Bahia, Nadoki Studio
Producer: Tai Linhares
Production: Tai Linhares
World sales: Tai Linhares
Language: Portugese, German
An authoritarian regime plans to restore white supremacy in Brazil. Their first act is to demand the return of all white Brazilian citizens living abroad. In the midst of this political chaos, Tai needs to prove that she is not white, but is faced with uncertainty about her own racial identity. The film delves into the ambiguous concept of race in Brazil, exploring the traces left by its colonial past and the family history of the director. An exploratory journey between fiction and documentary.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Kasseler Dokfest, Mostra SESC, Cinemaissi, Berlin Feminist Film Week, Panoramica, Porto Femme International Film Festival, Equis Film Fest, Baturu Cultural Festival, Vierte Welle Festival
Tai Linhares is a Brazilian filmmaker and photographer living in Germany. Her first short, “Loom” (2014), tells the story of workers from Rio de Janeiro's periphery who were persecuted, arrested and tortured during the Brazilian military dictatorship. In photography, she's interested in documentary realism as well as more abstract imagery, using long exposure techniques to capture light and movement. In addition, she has a Masters degree in communication (UFRJ), studied documentary film at the filmArche in Berlin, and currently devotes herself to the study of digital media in the BA programme Media Informatics at the Free University in Berlin.