Although persecuted and tortured during the Brazilian military dictatorship due to her political activism, Lúcia Murat never left the country in exile. Nonetheless, she decided to travel to Nicaragua following the Sandinista revolution, where she directed her first feature film, a documentary that trawls the streets of the country in an attempt to grasp the ongoing state of affairs. While not strictly an “exile film”, it takes inspiration from nearby countries and the region’s political turmoil.
Lúcia Murat, Paulo Adario Born in Rio de Janeiro, Lúcia Murat was member of the Brazilian leftist "guerrilha" in the hardest times of military dictatorship in Brazil (1968-1979). She was arrested and tortured in prison, and this experience is highly influential in all of her work. Undoubtedly Lúcia Murat is the most sensitive and critic female director in Brazil's new cinema. Paulo Adário is an actor and cinematographer, known for ‘O Pequeno Exército Louco’ (1984), ‘Sea of Roses’ (1978) and ‘Sweet Power’ (1997).