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Glenda Nicácio holds a BA in Cinema and Audiovisual from the Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia (UFRB). She is a founding partner of the independent production
company Rosza Filmes, founded in 2011 alongside Ary Rosa. As a filmmaker, she
has worked as general director, art director, and production director in fiction and documentary feature films. The first feature film “Café com Canela” (2017), by Ary Rosa and Glenda Nicácio, was awarded in leading festivals in Brazil.
Maíra Oliveira is a screenwriter, playwright,
writer, and educator with a BA from UERJ and a postgraduate degree in Literature, Arts and Contemporary Thought from PUC-RJ. Author of the books “Mari, A Sementinha”, “Que Saudade da Minha Vó!”, as well as several anthologies and the theatrical shows “Yabá: Mulheres Negras” and “Duas Fridas”. Director of the feature film “Encruza”, collaborating scriptwriter for the films “Matemática das Flores” and “Amor de Verão” – part of the project “An Unforgettable Year”, Amazon Brazil’s first original films.
Marina Meliande is a director, producer, and editor, with a BA in Film from UFF and an MA in Contemporary Arts from Le Fresnoy (France), where she organized two video installations “Letters to The Old World” (2008) and “l’Image qui Reste” (2009), the latter supported by the Louvre Museum. She directed 4 feature films with considerable prominence in International Film Festivals: “A Fuga da Mulher Gorilla” (Locarno 2009), “A Alegria” (Cannes 2010), “Desassossego”(Rotterdam 2011) and Mormaço”, developed during a Cinéfondation residence.