Constructed from testimonials by people who experience a genetic alteration in blood cells – known as sickle cell disease -, the documentary by Dê Kelm and Débora Evellyn Olimpio portrays the experiences of black people who endure the adversities imposed by the disease alongside racism. (K. M)
Dê Kelm, Débora Evellyn Olimpio
Dê Kelm, 33, studied film direction at EICTV in Cuba. Kelm directed 13 short films, including documentaries and fiction films, which haven been awarded and screened at several festivals such as: IDFA (Netherlands), GIFF (Mexico), FICCI (Colombia), Kinoforum International Short Film Festival, Tiradentes Film Festival, and São Paulo Latin American Festival. Kelm’s first feature film debuted in 2020. Débora Evellyn Olimpio, specialist in Rural Education and Agroecology, works on projects that dialogue with the well-being of the black population.