MARAKÁ’NÀ

The Maracanã stadium is not only a space for leisure but, above all, a space of struggle. In this documentary, the Grupo Popular Pesquisa em Ação explores the struggle for education, for housing, for indigenous rights, against capital development. This is a story similar to many struggles throughout Brazil, against the mega-events and the development model imposed from above.

This video narrates the events using testimonies of the protagonists and historical images. The main objective of this project is to analyze the resistance practices developed against the FIFA World Cup 2014, in Rio de Janeiro. This analysis is contextualized with the collection of crucial historical testimonies, reports of all the violence and abuses that occur due to the FIFA World Cup 2014. The video is geographically centered around the area of the Maracanã stadium, one of the areas where the contradictions of the development model characterized by the state of exception came to light and where several resistance strategies have emerged.

Around the Maracanã stadium took place different fights: for the Indigenous place Aldeia Marakana, for the Favela do Metrô Mangueira, for the public buildings around and the social movement Não Vai ter Copa - There won't be a world cup.

  • People's Group Research in Action
    Director
  • People's Group Research in Action
    Producer
  • Camila Valle
    Producer
  • Ersilia Verlinghieri
    Producer
  • Federico Venturini
    Producer
  • Federico Venturini
    Writer
  • Daphne Cordeiro
    Mounting, Edition, Finalization
  • Rafael Daguerre
    Mounting, Edition, Finalization
  • Rafael Daguerre
    Photography
  • Filipe Proença
    Music
  • Diego Cavalcanti
    Music
  • Federico Venturini
    Translation
  • Aluana Guilarducci
    Translation
  • Aluana Guilarducci
    Transcription
  • Rafael Daguerre
    Subtitle
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    MARAKÁ’NÀ
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
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    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    September 14, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Annals of Crosscuts – Films of Environmental Humanities
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    November 24, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Festival Minuto 90 – M90
    San Isidro, Lima
    Peru
    June 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Filmzeit Kaufbeuren
    Kaufbeuren
    Germany
    September 19, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
    Sarajevo
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    December 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FIC RIO
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    March 27, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Pupila Film Festival
    Olinda
    Brazil
    March 1, 2023
    Officil Selection
  • FestCine Itaúna
    Itaúna
    Brazil
    July 19, 2023
    Official Selection
Director - People's Group Research in Action