I Owe You a Letter About Brazil

Fico te devendo uma carta sobre o Brasil

  • Carol Benjamin
  • Brazil
  • 2019
  • 90 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for First Appearance
I Owe You a Letter About Brazil unveils three generations of a family radically affected by the Brazilian Military Dictatorship (1964 – 1985), creating a complex landscape of the family bonds. In search of her father, an ex-political prisoner, the filmmaker untangles her grandmother's intimate writings in an attempt to understand the story of their family against the brutal backdrop of the authoritarian regime. Between the country’s recent past and the turbulent present context, the film investigates the persistence of silence as a tool to erase memory.

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Carol Benjamin
Carol Benjamin for Daza Filmes
Eliane Ferreira for Muiraquita Filmes


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Maria Barreto for Daza Filmes

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IDFA Competition for First Appearance

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