Film Series

“In April, the SDSU Brazilian Film Series is screening award-winning cinema directed by Black women: the short films by Rossandra Leone, “Blackout” and “Real Card” and the feature film, Coffee with Cinnamon (co-directed by Glenda Nicácio and Ary Rosa), which is the first feature-length narrative film directed by a Black woman in Brazil in over 30 years.”

Q&A with Glenda Nicácio and Ary Rosa

April 2021

The Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies at San Diego State University interviewed filmmakers Glenda Nicácio and Ary Rosa in April 2021 to discuss their film, Coffee with Cinnamon, and the movement of filmmakers making cinema from the perspective of the Brazilian countryside. Coffee with Cinnamon was screened in April 2021 as part of the SDSU Brazilian Film Series.

Q&A with Ian Abé, Jhésus Tribuzi, and Gabriel Martins

March 2021

The Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies at San Diego State University interviewed filmmakers Ian Abé, Jzésus Tribuzi, and Gabriel Martins in February 2021 to discuss their film O nó do diabo (The Devil's Knot), as well as their collaboration process and the horror genre's unique tools for confronting historical and contemporary injustices in cinema. The Devil's Knot was the March 2021 film of the SDSU Brazilian Film Series.

Q&A with Christiane Torloni and Miguel Przewodowsky

February 2021

The Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies interviewed Christiane Torloni and Miguel Przewodowsky in January 2021 to discuss their film, Amazonia: The Awakening of Florestania, and movements in Brazil that fight against the destruction of the Brazilian Amazon. Amazonia: The Awakening of Florestania was screened in February 2021 as part of the SDSU Brazilian Film Series.

Q&A with Maurílio Martins and Gabriel Martins // SDSU Brazilian Film Series

November 2020

The Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies at San Diego State University interviewed Maurílio Martins and Gabriel Martins in November 2020 to discuss filmmaking in Brazilian peripheries, their process as filmmakers, and their film, No coração do mundo/In the Heart of the World. In the Heart of the World was the November 2020 film of the SDSU Brazilian Film Series.To watch our virtual film series, visit the Film Series page.

Q&A with Teddy Collatos and Carolina Monnerat // SDSU Brazilian Film Series

October 2020

The Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies at San Diego State University interviewed Carolina Monnerat and Teddy Collatos in September 2020 to discuss their feature-length documentary, Queen of Lapa. Queen of Lapa was the October 2020 film of the SDSU Brazilian Film Series. To watch our virtual film series, visit the Film Series page.

Q&A with Lúcia Murat // SDSU Brazilian Film Series

September 2020

The Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies at San Diego State University interviewed Lúcia Murat in September 2020 to discuss her background as a filmmaker, the future of the Brazilian film industry, and her film, Praça Paris. Praça Paris was the September 2020 film of the SDSU Brazilian Film Series.

Q&A with the Director