This conversation with directors Patricia Ferreira Pará Yxapy, André Novais Oliveira, Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Rolon, and Julia Katharine took place over email exchanges and recorded phone conversations in the weeks between late June and early late August of 2020. In lieu of a real conversation, in person or online, all of the interviewees were sent the same set of questions, upon which they were invited to reflect. The directors were chosen because of the independent production models they work with, and because their voices, here placed side by side, portrays the sense of heterogeneity and pluriversality that today makes up Brazilian cinema.
Pluriversal Brazil: A Conversation with Patrícia Ferreira Pará Yxapy, André Novais Oliveira, Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon, and Julia Katharine
Natalia Brizuela is associate professor of Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California Berkeley, where she is also co-principal investigator for the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs. Brizuela is the author of Photography and Empire (2012) and After Photography (2014). Her work as a curator includes The Matter of Photography in the Americas (Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2018) and No sé (El templo del sol) (Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, 2014).
Tatiana Monassa teaches at Université Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris 3. As a former film critic in Brazil, Monassa contributed to several catalogues and took part in selection committees and juries in film festivals. Their recent work includes articles published in the French journal Théorème and in the multilingual journal La Furia Umana.
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Natalia Brizuela, Tatiana Monassa, Bruno Guaraná; Pluriversal Brazil: A Conversation with Patrícia Ferreira Pará Yxapy, André Novais Oliveira, Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon, and Julia Katharine. Film Quarterly 8 December 2020; 74 (2): 67–76. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.74.2.67
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