Cada uma de nós (Each of us)

(Cada uma de nós) EACH OF US addresses urban feminist struggles in Brazil.
Through the stories of activists, we discover the difficulties and victories that go along with their commitments.

  • Ferrero Olivia
  • Ferrero Olivia
  • Ferrero Olivia
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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cada uma de nós (Chacun·e de nous)
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    1 hour 24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2021
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    10,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Ferrero Olivia

Olivia Ferrero is an Author - Documentary filmmaker. She studied at the Beaux-Arts, at the University of Marseille in Cultural Mediation and at the University of Grenoble where she obtained a master in Audiovisual.

Since then, she has been making short documentaries in this area. Iin particular by accompanying young people in workshops on “image education” and classes on “Cinéma du réel” at CLEPT (Collège et Lycée Élitaire pour tous) and at IUGA (Université Grenoble Alpes).

She also leads projects in Italy and Brazil. Cada uma de nós is her first long documentary film, she has been developing it since 2017.

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Director Statement

In 2018, when I arrived President Dilma Rousseff had just been removed from office, the far right was constantly increasing its power with Jair Bolsonaro at its head, Lula had just been imprisoned and police violence was only increasing.

More than ever it was a question of fighting to keep one's rights and to acquire new ones, more than ever it was necessary to be united in front of adversity and to support each other even if opinions were sometimes divergent.

I was deeply changed during these few months in Brazil, I became aware of many struggles, of my privileges as a white, European, cis-gender person and I understood how much weight my role as an ally also had.
So it was as an ally that I went through this film process, which was grueling at times.

I don't want to take anyone's place, my microphone and camera were there ready to collect life stories but I could never speak for these people. This film is the result of a long process of reflections, of creations, where I put my external glance to the socio-political situation lived by the Brazilian people who are filmed.

I hope that this film will open up avenues for reflection. I want it to be seen by as many people as possible because it reveals realities that are universal, that can resonate in each of us despite our place of life, despite our social status, despite our gender and our age. This film is about them, but it is about each of us.