Screen/Society--Brazilian Documentary Film Series--NC Premiere of "Santiago"
Film Screening -- The North Carolina premiere of:
(João Moreira Salles, 2007, 80 min, Brazil, Portuguese w/ English Subtitles, DVD)
-- Introduced by Aaron J. Lorenz, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate of Luso-Brazilian Studies. Q&A to follow!
This documentary by veteran documentary filmmaker João Moreira Salles is a ferocious self-examination of the art of framing documentary films. Returning to an unfinished documentary he had filmed 15 years earlier, Salles discovered that he in fact was the subject of the documentary he had been unable to complete. Through brilliant editing, Salles reveals all of the directions with which he orients Santiago, the life-long employee of his family’s house, and subsequently the relationships of power that link subject and object, servant and child of the boss. A thoughtful reflection on the process of framing, the documentary emphasizes the collaborative creation of meaning through its documentation of Salles’ and Santiago’s relationship.
-- Winner of the 2008 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize for Best Documentary and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at the 2008 Miami Film Festival!
Cost: Free and Open to the Public!
Sponsors: The Department of Romance Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI)