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Copan 60 Hours

"Copan" is an iconic apartment building in the center of Brazil´s largest city, São Paulo. Designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the building has more than five thousand residents of all social classes. The building is a projection of a social utopia: at "Copan", there are citizens living in residences ranging from 400 square meters to 20 square meters. To capture this diversity, which is a portrait of Brazil, our crew rented a small apartment for two and a half days to be able to observe and register the daily life of "Copan" up close. The name "Copan, 60 hours" came from this decision to immerse in the building for two and a half days: 60 hours of occupation.

  • Cristina Aragão
    Severina Life and Death, 60 Years Later
  • Cristina Aragão
    Severina Life and Death, 60 Years Later
  • Henrique Picarelli
  • Sandiego Fernandes
    Director of Photography
    Severina Life and Death 60 Years Later, Trans
  • Raphael Drummond
    Title and Graphics
  • Aldrin Luciano Gazio
    Video Editor
    Severina Life and Death 60 Years Later
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    Copan 60 Horas
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    architecture, urban planning, social issues
  • Runtime:
    54 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 8, 2017
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Director Biography - Cristina Aragão

Cristina Aragão is currently the editor and reporter for the culture desk of the Brazilian subscription channel, GloboNews, of Grupo Globo.
In 2015, she co-directed with the journalist Gerson Camarotti, the documentary " Severina's Death and Life, 60 years later." The documentary-poem recaptures the trail of the character Severino, from the homonymous poem by João Cabral de Melo Neto, by the state of the Brazilian northeast of Pernambuco. In 2016, the documentary was a finalist at NewYorkFestivals in the category social issues.
From 2000 to 2010, she was the writer and editor of GloboNews's archive program "Arquivo N".
In the 1990s, Aragão was an editor of TV Globo's news programs.
Cristina received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where she lives.

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