How to count the time - a Brazilian survivor's perspective

This documentary-poem explores different artistic languages through AV collage aesthetics, in order to foster reflections on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the perception of time, related to the fusion of the home environment and the workplace. Additionally, the documentary-poem brings subjective impressions about the adoption of measures designed to face the health crisis by the Brazilian Federal Government — or the lack thereof of such measures.

  • Giovanna Romaro
    Writer and Producer
  • Vanessa Petroncari
    Key Cast
  • Melina Menconi
    Production Designer and Video Editor
  • Vitor Zago
    Soundtrack Composer and Audio Editor
  • Bruno Moraes
    Assistant Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Como contar o tempo - uma perspectiva de quem sobrevive
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Mostra Funciona Cultura/ Culture Works Exhibition
    April 8, 2021
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions

    United Kingdom
    April 26, 2021
  • Mostra [Em]Curtas
    May 10, 2021
  • Lift-Off Online Sessions

    United Kingdom
    May 17, 2021
  • Homeostasis Lab

    May 1, 2021
  • Nada Será Como Antes - Pavão Cultural
    May 22, 2021
  • Festival Guarnicê de Cinema
    São Luís
    September 17, 2021
  • Make Art Not Fear
    October 20, 2021
  • Cine Latino
    United Kingdom
    March 9, 2022
Director Biography

Giovanna is a Brazillian producer who loves to manage cultural projects, especially in the Music and Poetry fields. She supports Education events in University of Campinas, at the moment. She worked as a executive producer to Coletivo Barbante and other independent artists in Brazil. She joined Coletivo Bufo in poetry art production. "How to count the time" is her first authoral movie project.

Giovanna Romaro é produtora cultural em Campinas, Brasil. Promove eventos da área de Educação para a Universidade Estadual de Campinas. É produtora executiva do Coletivo Barbante e outros projetos de arte independentes. Também faz parte do Coletivo Bufo, que produz obras de poesia expandida em diferentes suportes. "Como contar o tempo" é seu primeiro filme autoral.

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Director Statement

Brazil is known as a friendly, affectionate and joyfull country. In this documentary I wish to show how our embracing and celebrating culture can be letal. Especially when we have a government that promotes an anti-scientific beliefs and does not take effetive measures to contain the COVID-19 epidemic.

O Brasil é visto como um país cordial, afetuoso e festeiro. Neste documentário quis mostrar que a cultura brasileira de festejar e abraçar pode ser letal, ainda mais quando temos um governo que promove um discurso anticientífico e não toma medidas para prevenção da COVID-19.