At the invitation of Guido Araújo, on the 30th edition of the Bahia Film Festival, the renowned Brazilian documentary filmmaker Silvio Tendler envisions this film-letter where he revisits the years of exile, recounting both his personal experience and his entire generation. Tendler lived in Chile and France between the years of 1970 and 1976, where he made films in exile and even worked as an assistant to Chris Marker. However, there are no existing projectable copies of his films from this period. Perhaps precisely for this reason it seems pertinent to screen this later short film, one that seeks the memories of exile.
Silvio Tendler In his 48-year career, Silvio Tendler has produced and directed circa 80 films and holds the top three box offices for Brazilian documentaries. In 2008, he was honored at the Paris Film Festival. In 2006, he released ‘Encontro com Milton Santos: O Mundo Global Visto do Lado de Cá’ – awarded best film with the Jury Prize at the Brasilia Film Festival. In 2003, he released ‘Glauber O Filme, Labirinto do Brasil’ – awarded best film with the Jury Prize and the Critics' Jury at the Brasília Festival (2003).