may 2020 - Dois Estágios

short documentary, s16mm, 17’36”, color, Portuguese/English

a documentary that explores the beginning and end of a bloodline. starting in the urban environment of São Paulo city where Lua was raised and ending on her family’s country farm where her grandparents spend their golden years, the film delves into the personal and shared history of her Brazilian family, and the explorations of a longing memory.

Visions From Elsewhere at Music Box ~ September 2023 ~ Chicago, USA
Mythical Common Lands at ABC No Rio ~ July 2023 ~ New York City, USA
Cinema Femme Short Film Festival ~ April 2023 ~ Chicago, USA
Mostra Paralaxe, II presented by Negativo Filmes ~ Dec 2022 ~ São Paulo, Brazil
The Short Night, VOL.1 presented by Cinema-Luz ~ March 2022 ~ Chicago, USA
Festival 1666 ~ Nov 2021 ~ São Paulo, Brazil
Cineyouth Festival ~ May 2021 ~ Chicago, USA

photo of John, DP, and Dirceu, my grandpa, on location in Lins, Brazil