In preparation of the launching of the book Documentary Filmmaking in Contemporary Brazil. Cinematic Archives of the Present by Gustavo Furtado (2019), Oxford University Press on October 21, 2019. The Chelsea Theatre, the North Carolina Film Festival, the Certificate Program on Latin American and Caribbean Studies with support of the Brazil Initiative, invite you all to join this FUN READING AND DISCUSSION GROUP!

Participants of the CINEMATIC ARCHIVES Reading Group will meditate and converse on the selected chapters of the book that help us to think through some of the most avant-garde films during the consolidation (or not) of the Brazilian democracy after 1985. Brazil’s highly unequal society, witnessed in this period the rise of film and documentary production to unprecedented vitality in quantity, quality, and diversity which includes polished auteur films as well as rough-hewn collaborative works, films made in major metropolitan regions as well as in indigenous villages and in remote parts of the Amazon.

A limited number of copies of sections of the book are available in advance by RSVP to: (Subject CINEMATIC ARCHIVES)

Join us on October 21, 5:30 pm at the Chelsea Theatre, before the official launch of Professor Gustavo Furtados’s book to have a lively discussion with the Author. Followed by a formal presentation of the Book and the screening of:

Mãtãnãg: The Enchanted Woman. Shawara Maxakali & Charles Bicalho. Brazil. 2019. 12 min. (Animation)

With the presence of the Director Charles Bicalho from Brazil.


White Out, Black In | Branco Sai, Preto Fica. Adirley Queirós.  Brazil. 2015. 89 min.

Location: Chelsea Theatre: Local cinema showing indie & art house films on 3 screens, with beer & wine refreshments. Timberlyne Shopping Center

Date and Time: October 21, 5:30 pm

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