Letters for Amena

On a crossing from the Atlantic, the film connects women from the Lagos Region to Berlin, the city where the artist Moana Mayall, daughter of the writer and activist Amena Mayall, who died in 1986, in the city of Cabo Frio, lives today. The work, which consists of the production of letters in relation to the works left by Amena, reveals a literary collection still unknown by the public. The letters are responses to the political legacy of Amena Mayall, in her fight for the environment in the Lagos Region, manifestos written while detained by DOI-COD in Rio de Janeiro, during the period of the military dictatorship in Brazil, covering topics such as gender, social justice and the environment.

  • Aline Moschen de Andrade
  • Aline Moschen de Andrade
  • Moana Mayall Vargens
  • Anna Fernanda Corrêa Soares
  • Júlia Moschen de Andrade
    Key Cast
  • Rafaela Solano
    Key Cast
  • Vanessa Gonçalves Dias
    Key Cast
  • Gessiane Ambrósio Nazário
    Key Cast
  • Mayla Árvore
    Key Cast
  • Mayara Árvore
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cartas para Amena
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  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
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  • Rio Inovation Week
    Rio de Janeiro
    November 11, 2022
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Aline Moschen de Andrade

Doutoranda em Antropologia Social pelo Museu Nacional da UFRJ, é membra do Laboratório de Antropologia da Arte, Ritual e Memória (LARMe), diretora dos filmes "Mulheres de Sal" (2021) e "Cartas para Amena" (2022) e autora dos livros "Poemas de sangue" (2021), "Ta'angaba: conversas sobre fotografias e imagens indígenas no Espírito Santo" (2021) e "Cinema indígena: perspectivas contra coloniais (2022)".

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