SOAS University of London

Centre for Creative Industries, Media and Screen Studies

Discussing Passages (2019)

Professor Lúcia Nagib

Date: 24 February 2021Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Talk

Screen Worlds and CCIMSS are delighted to present a Q&A session with Professor Lúcia Nagib, centered on her film PASSAGES (2019), chaired by the renowned Brazilian film scholar Professor Ismail Xavier.

PASSAGES (2019) showcases a selection of films in which artforms and media such as poetry, painting, theatre, music, literature, photography, radio and television, appear to function as a ‘passage’ to political and social reality. It interweaves these filmic examples with interviews with 15 exponents of the Brazilian film industry, including Fernando Meirelles, Kléber Mendonça Filho, Tata Amaral and Marcelo Gomes, all of whom are strongly connected with what became known as the Brazilian Film Revival, starting in the mid-1990s. The flourishing and diversification of independent filmmaking from the 1990s onwards favoured not only a new approach to reality, but also an emboldened use of the film medium that acknowledged and exposed its inextricable connections with other art and medial forms. PASSAGES focuses in particular on film practitioners from São Paulo and Pernambuco, who established a creative collaboration over the geographic, economic and cultural borders of their respective regions.

PASSAGES was made possible thanks to a BOISP (Building Outstanding Impact Support Programme) award from the University of Reading. PASSAGES is an output of the AHRC-FAPESP funded Intermidia Project.

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