Aunt Neirud was always present at family gatherings. Neirud was big, strong, and worked in the circus. Who was this woman so close to the family and about whom we know so little? This underlying question serves as a catalyst for director Fernanda Faya’s investigative efforts in this documentary film with subtle performances. With shrewd narrative restraint, the director reveals the remarkable story and major repercussion, albeit clandestine, of this woman’s career who maintained for years, together with Fernanda’s grandmother, a wrestling troupe in which she was the main star. (G.P.)
Fernanda Faya is a filmmaker, cinematographer, and educator born and raised in Sao Paulo, and based in Queens, New York. Fernanda is a member of the Brazilian Collective of Female Cinematographers (DAFB); Her first film "One for The Road" had its premiere at DOC NYC Film Festival and screened in festivals worldwide. "Neirud" is her first feature film.