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Transamazonia

Melissa is a 21-year-old mother and law student. Marcelly is 35, unemployed, and living with her mother. They’re both travesties resisting at different points of Transamazonian Road, a territory marked by the genocide of its native people.

  • Renata Taylor
    Director
  • Bea Morbach
    Director
    Solo Desaparecido, Tapume
  • Débora McDowell
    Director
    Ruína, I Will Not be Interrupted, Tapume
  • Bea Morbach
    Writer
  • Débora McDowell
    Writer
  • Marce Roberts
    Writer
  • Melissa Gabriela
    Writer
  • Débora McDowell
    Producer
    Ruína, I Will Not be Interrupted, Solo Desaparecido, Tapume
  • Melissa Gabriela
    Key Cast
  • Marcelly Roberts
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Transamazonia
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 2, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:0
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Festival Mix Brasil de Diversidade
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    November 14, 2019
    World Premiere
    Best Direction
  • Amazonia.doc 2020
    Belém
    Brazil
    August 7, 2020
    Online international exhibition
    Juri Award for Best Feature Film
  • Cabíria Festival 2020
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    November 29, 2020
    Online international exhibition
  • Cuité Festival 2020
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
    September 5, 2020
    Online exhibition
  • Stories from Deep Brazil Festival 2021
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    March 24, 2021
    Online exhibition
  • Women from the North Festival 2021 / Patrícia Ferreira Pará Ixapy Show
    Manaus
    Brazil
    March 12, 2021
    Online exhibition
  • Between Rivers Festival 2021 / Open Screen Show
    Fortaleza
    Brazil
    June 7, 2021
    Online exhibition
  • Northerner Cinema Festival 2021 / Cine Vitória UFS
    Aracaju
    Brazil
    May 21, 2021
    Online exhibition
  • Pink Cicle Festival 2021 / Colombia
    Bogotá
    Colombia
    September 11, 2021
    Latin America Premiere
  • Cabíria Special Showcase in Mubi Brasil 2021
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    November 19, 2021
    Online exhibition
  • Sesc Movie Festival 2022
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    January 13, 2022
    Online exhibition
Director Biography - Renata Taylor, Bea Morbach, Débora McDowell

Renata Taylor / Born in Almeirim, Pará, she's a 49 years and a newcomer director. Trans activist and Human Rights fighter for 10 years at the Amazon region and the rest of Brazil.

Bea Morbach / Born in Marabá, Pará, filmmaker, first feature film. Directed the short dyke drama "Solo Desaparecido" (2020) and worked as a writer for the amazon-documentary TV series "Tapume" (2016).

Débora McDowell / Born in Belém, Pará, journalist, first feature film. Directed the amazon-fiction short film "Ruína" and the short documentary "I Will Not Be Interrupted", a Princeton University production about the brazillian councilwoman Marielle Franco. Currently finishing her second feature film, co-directed by Auritha Tabajara, indigenous woman, entitled "A Landless Woman".

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Director Statement

Transamazonia is a political-visual manifest of three amazonian directors and two sweeping female protagonists; a film that transcends reality and fiction, based on the historical construction of LGBT people and Amazon's narratives: voices of resistance that break the silence.