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Women in Series

Brazil, 2019. Crossover from a disgusting time in their story. Fear, violence, hatred are feelings exposed and proposed in this governance. Intolerance, mediocrity, the phantom of the dictatorship is imposing. The ignoble claim of rewriting history stimulates strength for Women in Series to tell the world the size of the setback imposed in the country.
Women of all shades intertwine in a plot of unmistakable and irreproachable contours, destined to live many struggles for personal and collective positions. Madalena, echo of the dictatorship that stares, with sadness and doubts, the pains, the prejudices, and the presence of a collective amnesia; this does not allow society, in general, to perceive the facts that stained another time; today, they reverberate as something usual, the result of a contemporaneity immersed in a profusion of rambling and disconnected speeches, despite instant and streamlined communication.
Women of all colors, lined up in the dispute for a place of speech. Their voices sound and their images are projected amid a tumultuous palette of successive and overlapping events of the digital age. So, they’re not their shadows that are present in this episode, but their truths, revealed in a social context resulting from the same pressure, persistent aggression, veiled intolerance and confrontations that ignore the multiplicity of ways of living. Not in series, but unique and personal, in a mix of real emotions and feelings.

  • Renata Freire
  • João Tavares
  • Renata Frerie
  • Liliana Borges
  • Laysa Machado
  • João Tavares
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mulheres em Série
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2020
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Renata Freire, João Tavares

Renata Freire for over ten years, is managing partner of Criarte Production and Culture. In 2011, he studied production and construction of documentaries in the international Escuela de Cine and Television in Cuba. He was ahead of documentaries about Brazilian cartoonists displayed on Channel Brazil and festivals. Among the films in the series are: "Millôr for his friends", "Laertes in cycles" and "The Anarchist Solitaire" - the latter deals with the life and work of Angeli and with the participation of Rita Lee, Luiz Gê, Ziraldo, Zélio Toninho Mendes, Rafael Coutinho, Gualberto, Jal, Jaguar and Otto Guerra.
The applicant had several projects contemplated by VAI notice - Program for Cultural Initiatives appreciation, such as "GEMA" in Ermelino Matarazzo; "Thio-Pac" in Tiradentes, together with the group "Peripheral filming"; and "Nóis on DVD", which shows recorded 15 Hip-Hop groups in CEU St. Matthew. In addition to other productions such as the project "Look Tactile" installation created by fashion designer Geraldo Lima showing the dialogue between cinema and fashion (20th Mostra Audiovisual at MIS - Museum of Image and Sound), and the capture of images of the dance performance of the Company Halim.
Rounding out the list of voluntary Criarte shows activities in the Center for Education and Culture of the Cineclub Ermelino Matarazzo. Currently, the production is dedicated to a documentary about the singer Rita Lee in fundraising stage.

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Director Statement

Renata talks about the importance of works that address issues that are not much discussed currently, as transsexuality. "It would be easy if we used a trans woman completely transformed, with female appearance. Having the courage to show the transition from the start is a milestone. And this is virtually inaccessible to man and transgender woman space. There is no such inclusion in the audiovisual today. The TV series’ option is yet another affirmation of our role to evade regulation of the feminine, and especially transsexual, universe. Although it is fiction, the stories are real."