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In search of Lélia

Lélia Gonzalez. Following the footsteps of this name, I begin the search for my ancestry and to portray it. Professor and anthropologist, woman ahead of her time, a protagonist in activism as part of the Black Movement in the 1970s/1980s, the period during which she traveled through various cities and countries, always affirming her identity and denouncing the myth of racial democracy. A symbol of resistance and the struggle for the rights of indigenous people, black people, and women. The fondness of Lélia guides me along the way.

  • Beatriz Vieirah
    Director
  • Beatriz Vieirah
    Writer
  • Mateus Sousa e Silva
    Producer
  • -
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Em busca de Lélia
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Beatriz Vieirah


Black woman, feminist, daughter of Mother and Oxalá. Graduated in Cinema by UFRB. She loves writing, filming and researching black women in film and the arts. He collectively directed the films "Estação" and "Symphony of a Small Town" - both in 2011 and in 2017 "In Search of Lélia".

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