Brasiguaios: Transnationals Lives and Identities ( EN29m37s)

The life story and identity of this group of Brasiguaios is marked by the pursuit of land for agricultural production in Brazil or Paraguay. Those individuals who call themselves and / or are called as Brasiguaios, emigrated to Paraguay decades ago, and returned to Brazil, share socio-cultural ties spanning both countries

  • Marcos Estrada
    Director and Producer
    Transnationalism Project
  • Andrea Valencia
    Post-production
    mamágrande films
  • Sétimo Cabanillas
    Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Brasiguaios: Vidas e Identidades Transnacionais
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 4, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital ( HD )
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 4º Festival Brasil De Cinema Internacional
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    October 17, 2017
    Brazil Premiere
    Menção Honrosa (Honourable Award)
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    November 4, 2017
    Spanish Premiere
    Nominee for Best Documentary Short
  • Cardiff International Film Festival
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom
    October 27, 2017
    UK Premiere
    Foreign Language Documentary
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 9, 2017
    Swiss Premiere
    "i am a migrant"
  • 9º Festival Internacional de Cinema da Fronteira
    Bagé-RS
    Brazil
    November 17, 2017
    Mostra Regional
    Official Selection
  • 2017 Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF)
    Geneva
    Switzerland
    December 9, 2017
    Swiss Premiere
    "i am a migrant"
Director Biography

Marcos Estrada is an immigrant, transnational, teacher and sociologist with an increasing interest in visual ethnography as a tool to register meaningful narratives of everyday life. As an amateur actor, vivid reader and documentary lover, he always had interest in the different forms of storytelling. With a degree in International Studies, having lived in five different countries himself, Marcos has a particular in interest in the narrative of immigrants. The Marcos’s interest in producing the documentary Brasiguaios was to offer those people the opportunity to share their unsung migration experiences and identities spanning Brazil and Paraguay.

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Director Statement

Marcos Estrada is an immigrant, transnational, teacher and sociologist with an increasing interest in visual ethnography as a tool to register meaningful narratives of everyday life. As an amateur actor, vivid reader and documentary lover, he always had interest in the different forms of storytelling. With a degree in International Studies, having lived in five different countries himself, Marcos has a particular in interest in the narrative of immigrants. The Marcos’s interest in producing the documentary Brasiguaios was to offer those people the opportunity to share their unsung migration experiences and identities spanning Brazil and Paraguay.