From the political events of June 2013 to the election of Jair Bolsonaro the impression is that historical time has accelerated in Brazil. How was this time lived and experienced by those who were young? This is the story the film sets out to tell by giving voice to three high school students in São Paulo, who each in their own way experienced the school occupations, demonstrations – and the subsequent repression –, student assemblies, and the takeover of Congress. A story of our time.
Eliza Capai Eliza Capai is an independent documentary filmmaker concerned with social issues and creative forms of production, narrative, and distribution. A journalist graduated from the University of São Paulo (ECA/USP), she is responsible for the direction and script of 15 short films and four TV series, three web series, three medium-length as well as two feature-length documentary films. She currently holds an OpenDocLab fellowship at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Her first feature film, ‘Here Is So Far’ (2013), depicts women’s conditions through a across Africa, and was released with the Best Film award at the New Paths Section of the Rio Film Festival, among other awards in Brazil and abroad. In 2014, her short film 'Severinas', addressing female autonomy in Brazil’s northeastern hinterland was a finalist for the Garcia Marques Award for Ibero-American Journalism. In 2016, she released her second feature film, 'The Tortoise and the Tapir', which portrays riverside communities and indigenous characters as a way to reflect on the colossal Amazonian hydroelectric plants. In 2017, Eliza released through collective distribution the medium-length film ‘#Resistence’ (2017).