2019, 18min, BR
2019, 18min, BR
Entre Nós e o Mundo
Entre Nós e o Mundo
|The director shows an emotional portrait of the life of his cousin Erika who had one of her two children, Theylor, 16, recently murdered in a police approach and is concerned about the other, Nicolas, 17. She is pregnant. Fear, pain and happiness mix too much on the outskirts of São Paulo.|
Production Company: Cinegrama Filmes
Directed by: Fabio Rodrigo
Produced by: Jorge Guedes
Executive Producer: Jorge Guedes
Director of Photography: Rodolfo Figueiredo
Director of Art: Caroline Neves
Sound design: Glauber Alves
Montage by: Caroline Neves
Real Main Characters (people portraying themselves): Erika Cristina Felipe de Souza, Nicolas Rafael Felipe de Lima ( MC Rafinha ZN ), Gabriel Moura Ronguezi da Silva ( MC Biel SP ), Lincon Hiago Borges Leite ( MC Kinho ), Chaydson de Souza Silva ( MC Daede), Jessica Cristina Felipe de Oliveira ( off ), Marilene Leodoro Felipe, Andreia Etelvina da Costa, Alicia Felipe de Souza, Fabio Rodrigo
Written by: Fabio Rodrigo
Original soundtrack: Pedro Santiago
31º Festival Internacional de curtas de São Paulo - Top 10 Best Short Movies
22º Festcurtas BH - Honour award
23º Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes
11º Semana de Cinema Rio de Janeiro
24º Fórum Doc BH
47º Festival Sesc Melhores Filmes
Mostra Projeções do Cinema Brasileiro Itaú Cultural (2020)
13th Aesthetica (Reino Unido)
1º Festival de Diretos Humanos
Top 10 Best Brazilian Shorts of 2020 - Abraccine - Associação Brasileira de Críticos de Cinema - Award
Photo: Caroline Neves
With Caroline Neves, Fabio directed his first short film, Lúcida (2016), Best Short Film at the Gramado Film Festival by the critical jury. In 2018 he received the award for Best Director, by Kairo (2018), also at the Gramado Festival. Kairo was also selected for the Brasilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema, the São Paulo International Short Film Festival, in Rio de Janeiro, and more than 30 others. Between us and the world (2020), his last film, premiered at the Tiradentes Exhibition, was considered one of the 10 best short films in Brazil in 2020 by the Brazilian Academy of Film Critics (Abraccine) and nominated for the Grand Prix of Brazilian Cinema by the Brazilian Film Academy in the short documentary category. In addition to his work with the shorts, Fabio also taught screenwriting workshops, screenplay tutor at the Cinefest Gato Preto 2018 lab and speaker at Festival Path - the country's largest technology and innovation festival in 2019.
Lúcida - (2016, 16min)
Kairo - (2018, 17min)
My cousin Theylor was murdered in 2016 at the age of 16 and Erika asked me to document the event. The intention was that the work became a dialogue with young black people of the same age at constant risk in the peripheries of the country.
If the film was made then, it would certainly have had a tone of anger and revolt, but the time it took to be produced gave me a new view of that reality and of the message that it could convey.
There is a thousand reason to feel death and film life in the ghettoes. The power to choose what to show and where to show from has always been denied to us, and this is a way of saying: Hey world, there's more about us! I'll leave here the excerpt from the book “Between the world and Me” by American journalist Ta-naheshi Coates that was a primary reference for the short: "Why had I lived in a world where teenage boys stood in the parking lot of convenience stores drawing guns? Why was it normal for my father, as for all the parents I knew, to take off his belt? And why was life so different out there in this other world besides asteroids? What did people whose images were once transmitted into my living room have that I did not have?"
COATES, Ta-Nehisi. Entre o mundo e eu. Rio de Janeiro: Objetiva, 2015.
Justification: I read this book during the pre-production process of the film and it moved me a lot to understand how the author's story was connected to mine, even though he was in Brooklyn and I was talking about Vila Ede, outskirts of São Paulo.
“Entre o mundo e eu" by American journalist Ta-naheshi reaffirmed the concept I had learned as a teenager with Hip-hop: THE GHETTO IS THE GHETTO EVERYWHERE.
Amarelo - Emicida’s album
Justification: "Let me talk, not my scars" This symbolic phrase from the title track of Emicida's album hit me with the surety that my intuition was right, when I decided to tell this story in a lighter way, and to treat death as something much smaller than the whole life that surrounds it.
Justification: Racionais Mc's is my source in life, and the group has accompanied me since before I could dream of the goal of making film. To make this film specifically, I listened again to "Magic World Of Oz", in the voice of master Edi Rock.
by Vinicius Silva (2017, 26min, BR)
Viewer's Discretion - FREE
Sinopsis: Roseli, a black woman and mother from the east side, on the outskirts of the city of São Paulo, raises her son Breno, alone.
Justification: Vinicius Silva's work shows delicately the daily life in the outskirts of the city, especially the film "Deus". I believe that the film dialogues a lot with "Entre nós e o mundo" / "Between us and the world" in several aspects, but the main reason for my choice is the way to look, to see our people, and to put their images in the cinematic record.
A resident of the outskirts of São Paulo like me, Vinicius looks at Breno, his cousin, and Sueli, his aunt, as the ones who dedicate him a declaration of love.