NCLAFF: O Mestre e o Divino | The Master and Divino
Date: October 13, 2020
Directed by Tiago Torres Campos
Length 85 minutes
Two filmmakers portray life in the village and in the mission of Sangradouro, Mato Grosso: Adalberto Heide, an eccentric German missionary, that soon after the contact with the Indians, in 1957, starts to film with his Super-8 camera; and Divino Tserewahu, a young Xavante filmmaker, that produces films for television and cinema festivals since the 90's. Shifting between complicity, competition, irony and affect, they give life to their historical records, revealing peculiar back-stages of indigenous catechizing in Brazil.
The 2020 NCLAFF celebrates the festival’s 35th anniversary with an innovative format, a virtual synchronic model. We will start with NCLAFF Conversations | A mini Web Conference: Latin American and Caribbean Film in the Era of Neoliberalism (1985-2020) on October 9 and 10, 2020. We will follow with ten days (October 9 to 18), of screenings/streaming. The films were selected from the hundreds of films shown during the past 35 years of the NCLAFF. The NCLAFF is a great way for students to engage with Latin American history, cinema, and current topics!
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