The belligerent military police, conducted and fueled by Brazil’s institutional and structural racism, operates under the guidelines of an extermination policy of the black peripheral youth. Affonso Uchoa’s film presents the jarring report of an individual experience that becomes collective and recurrent. In nocturnal landscapes, in which the fable and the real mingle, the black youth is forced to play a game without having created the rules.
Affonso Uchôa Affonso Uchoa’s first film was ‘Afternoon Woman’ (2010) - Mostra de Tiradentes, Semana dos Realizadores. He directed ‘The Hidden Tiger’ (2014), awarded in Mostra de Tiradentes and Olhar de Cinema. It was screened in the Hamburg Filmfest, Cinematheque Française, Barbican Centre and Anthology Film Archive. He is co-director of ‘Araby’ (2017), premiered at Tiger’s Competition in Rotterdam IFF and awarded in Indielisboa (Portugal), Golden Apricot (Armenia), BAFICI (Argentina) and Brasília (Brasil).