Women who had troubled emotional relationships, but who still show deep affection for other people and for life. This is what connects the stories of Anair, Nega, Cenira, Janaina, and Márcia, but also the fact that they all live in the Jabaquara district, on the outskirts of the city of São Paulo.

Different stories about abandonment, loneliness, and violence are the starting point to delve into the characters and their intimate and complex worlds. These women revisit past traumas and relationships, but also the good fruits of the present and their plans for the future. Their lightheartedness and good spirits in dealing with daily life events counteract their personal dramas.

The film depicts social issues, but especially how these characters deal with emotions and feelings such as acceptance, self-love, and freedom.

  • Tathiane Almeida
  • Caroline Margoni
  • Sebastião Braga
  • Ricado Vidal
  • Cenira Barboza
    Key Cast
    "as Herself"
  • Janaina Saraiva
    Key Cast
    "as Herself"
  • Maria Anaí dos Santos
    Key Cast
    "as Herself"
  • Maria Aparecida Falcão
    Key Cast
    "as Herself"
  • Márcia Cristina Amaraí
    Key Cast
    "as Herself"
  • Festival Agent
  • Paulo Maisatto
    Production Manager
  • Maria Navarro
  • João Iglesias
  • Karen Suzane Silva
    Production Sound
  • Wellington Santos Silva
    Production Sound
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Women, Social, Relationships, Black, Latino, Poverty, Drama, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 21 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
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  • HER International Film Festival KYF
    Kerry County
    October 25, 2021
    International Premiere
    Winner - Best Feature Film
  • Visions of the Black Experience
    Sarasota, FL
    United States
    November 12, 2021
    American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Women of the Lens
    United Kingdom
    November 4, 2021
  • Visões Periféricas
    Rio de Janeiro
    March 24, 2021
    National Premiere
    Opening Film
  • Mostra Competitiva de Cinema Negro Adela Sampaio
    October 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Filmmakers United International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    December 12, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Women's International Film Festival Nigeria WIFFEN
    March 4, 2022
    African Premiere
    Official Selection
  • International Black & Diversity Film Festival – (IBDFF)
    June 25, 2022
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Columbus Black Film Festival
    Columbus, Ohio
    United States
    May 22, 2022
    Winner Best Film
  • Tallgrass Film Festival
    Wichita, KS
    United States
    September 28, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Tathiane Almeida

Thatiane Almeida is a film director, born and raised in the Brasilândia district, on the outskirts of São Paulo. At 25 years old, the director offers a fresh and groundbreaking take on filmmaking. Frequent themes on Thatiane's works are gender, sexuality, race, and social class. She sees the audiovisual industry as an art form able not only to entertain, but also to make people think about the kind of society we want and live in. She directed the documentary feature Anastácias and the fiction short film O Novo Normal.

In advertising, she directed campaigns for brands such as Bradesco, Samsung, Facebook, and Avon. In addition, she directed music videos for artists like Drik Barbosa, Glória Groove, Karol Conká, Tila, Anais Sylla, and the band Pitaias.

Thatiane started her career as an assistant director. In that role, she worked with artists like Elza Soares, Xênia França, Emicida, Luiza Sonza, and Linn da Quebrada. She was also part of the executive production team for the film Prisioneiro da Liberdade (director: Jeferson De).

She founded Vênus Filmes, a collective of women who came together to seek visibility and empowerment in the audiovisual industry. Working with this collective, Thatiane was in charge of producing music videos and documentaries, as well as organizing several events and lectures.

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