Maria Clara Parente is a Rio de Janeiro based artist, journalist and documentarist that researches other ways of inhabiting this planet towards decolonial futures. Graduated in journalism (PUC-Rio, 2017) and is a Master's student in the Literature and Contemporaneity program at PUC-Rio. She also went to Communication for Transition course, part of the Master's program Economics for Transition at Schumacher College in 2018.
Since 2016 she directs and writes films on systemic changes for a regenerative transition She is the creator and host of the webseries Webcolaborativa (2017) and Comendo Lixo (2018), about collaborative economy and sustainable cooking in the Brazilian journalism platform #Colabora
She is co-founder of the This is not The Truth project, an investigation into possible futures and systemic change through audiovisual narratives. Directed in partnership with Camilla Cardoso the documentary series What is Emerging, winner of the award for Best series at the festival FICA.VC and Best screenplay at Rio Web Fest 2019, shown at festivals in Spain(2019), Ukraine(2019) and Germany (2020). She also directed the Transition Women series in partnership with the Transition Network, a network of cities committed to strengthening local economies.
As an actress, director and writer for theatre and she one the founders of Quinta Cia de Teatro.(https://www.facebook.com/quintaciadeteatro/) She acted in several plays in the last years and took part in theatre festivals like FESTU 2016 and 2017, FEST ARTE and FESQ. She also acted on short and feature movies. Here is her IMDB page:
She published the poetry book Nas Frestas das Fendas by the publisher 7Letras in 2021 and Empurrar o Chão(2022) and writes for the German online platform Emerge, part of Perspectiva Foundation(UK) and is now directing the documentary film series Regenerar about the relationship between climate change and colonialism together with Spanda Production team(São Paulo).