Walls of life

This is a movie about limitless human willpower. The documentary will make a cinematographic portrait of the artist Marcos Santos, who was born with cerebral palsy. He has his speech partially impaired, and without the movements of the arms and hands, he paints with his left foot and teaches children in a peripheral and stigmatized neighborhood of a typical brazilian city, São José dos Campos, to create art and bring it to the city walls. Endowed with great talent for art, intellect and spiritual greatness, which go beyond limits, Marcos brings a strong message about life and love, which goes beyond the limits of what is possible and performs miracles.
Marcos' personality, of course, has a symbolic value beyond the theme of a documentary film. It surpasses the barrier of the common man. Through it we can show that the world of the physically handicapped holds surprises far beyond the normal. It seems like an exceptional story: a large family, living in a suburban neighborhood, a poor black man and a birthmark, but as Marcos himself says: “the obstacles are there to be overcome”. Since the moment he found a piece of coal in the street and with it he began to pull his left foot, intuitively, some lines began to take shape and turn into a drawing, a figure appears with a crown on his head.
Marcos is an academic artist, living from his craft and paintings. Today, he has a happy family, he's a father and he owns his own house. His energy is extremely important as an example for young people, and it is with this uniqueness that he attracts them and easily transmits his knowledge and as he says, he is a person: “who gives back what he received, to his neighbors, to the children on his street, to the neighborhood, a way to transform their personal projects into collective action.''

"Walls of life" is a short version of the feature length documentary about Marcos Santos. The feature film “Marcos – The Willpower” is in its final stage of production, and it’s expected to premiere in 2023.
Run time: 15
Director: Zoran Djordjevic
Producer: Zoran Djordjevic & Diogo Gomes dos Santos

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7º Festival Curtas Campos do Jordão 2021 Brazil
1º Festival de Cinema Nacional de Chapecó 2021 Brazil
1º FIC Festival Infantil de Cinema Alfenas 2021 Brazil
1º Curta Parelhas Brazil
KG Film Festival 2021 Serbia
Urban Visions_Beyond the Ideal City Film Festival Bologa 2021 Italy
3º Cine Urutu 2021 Brazil
Mostra [em] Curtas 2021 Brazil
Paradox International Short Film Festival Pune 2021 India
Disability Film Festival London 2021 United Kingdom
WE CARE Film Festival New Delhi 2021 India
Anarhy Film Festival Manchester 2021 United Kingdom
Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chão 2021 Brazil
Mostra Eu Mais Velha São José dos Campos 2021 Brazil
Bradoc Festival São Paulo 2021 Brazil
Anatolian Film Awards Turkey
Best Shorts Competetion USA
Kalamata Monthly International Short Documentary Festival Greece
Parvaz International Film Festival ND 30/11 Iran
Tokyo Film Awars Japan
Rome Outcast Independent Film Award Italy
CINEFORTE Mostra Audiovisual de Cabedelo BRASIL


*The Best film of Regional - 7º Festival Curtas Campos do Jordão 2021 Brazil
*Jury Awards - 1º Curta Parelhas Brazil
*Special Mention of Jury - Urban Visions_Beyond the Ideal City Film Festival Bologa 2021 Italy
Bradoc Festival ND Brazil
* award of best diretor
*award of best editing
Anatolian Film Awards Turkey
*The Best Film On Diability Issue Short Film November 2021

Best Shorts Competetion USA
* Award of Merit
Tokyo Film Awars Japan
*Golden Winner
Rome Outcast Independent Film Award
*The Best Documentary

  • Zoran Djordjevic
  • Zoran Djordjevic
  • Diogo Gomes Dos Santos
  • Zoran Djordjevic
  • Diogo Gomes Dos Santos
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Muros da vida
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Campos do Jordão
    October 20, 2021
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Zoran Djordjevic

Zoran Djordjevic was born in 1962 in Valjevo city (the former Yugoslavia, now the Republic of Serbia).
He studied and graduated in Prague, the Documentary Film department at FAMU, Film and TV School of the Academy of Arts.

2023 Força de vontade / Willpower
2022 Autorretrato com Marcos / Self portrait with Marcos
2021 Muros da vida / Walls of life
2017 Na gota colorida encontra-se uma vida / In the colored drop is a life
2013 O Saber e Fazer / Knowing and Doing
2013 Os Sujos / Dirty
2011 Memórias Caiçaras / Caiçara Memories
2007 Nkisi na Diáspora: Raízes Religiosas Bantu no Brasil
2000 Ilhados / Islands
2000 Por Quem Os Sinos Dobram / For Whom The Bell Tolls
1999 Živeli / Cheers
1997 Dan kad smo svi gledali u nebo / O dia em que olhamos para o céu
1997 Poncius Pilatus Junior
1995 Odiseja / Odyssey
1995 Nostalgični koncert za violinu / A nostalgic violin concerto
1993 Molitva za mrtve duše / Prayer for dead souls
1992 Nestao / Missing
1988 Tanečník na ulice / Street dancer
1987 Pozdravi sve koji pitaju za mene / Say hello to everyone who asks for me

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