The missive account of an impossibility of life. Departing from a letter written by a man enslaved during Colonial Brazil, the film creates the texture of the untold stories of this Colony, which constantly updates itself day after day. The written words are placed over archival images and contemporary reconstructions of the paths towards the dark room where this letter takes us. It is a story of banzo, the conscience of exile in a world that tried to deny it the very right to speak. It is therefore time for the named to name that which has been denied. (C. A)
Rodrigo Ribeiro is a black filmmaker dedicated to social and racial issues. Director, screenwriter, and editor, he believes in a free art and in the formidable revolt of the marginalized people. A collaborator in the creative nucleus of the production company Gata Maior Filmes, he directed the short film Quadro Negro, selected for a university section at the 47th Gramado Film Festival.
Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de São Paulo – Curta Kinoforum