It’s All True and Itaú Cultural jointly holded, on the 23 and 24 of September, the 17th International Documentary Conference. All activities of the Conference will happened at Plataforma Itaú Cultural,including the exhibition of the films that accompany the activities.
9/23 – Wednesday – 11 a.m.
Amir Labaki, It’s All True Director-Founder
9/23 - Wednesday- 11:05 a.m.
Master Class with Mark Cousins, conducted by Amir Labaki
Duration: 90‘ - Spoken in English and subtitled in Portuguese
Mark Cousins talks with Amir Labaki about his extensive and innovative documentary work, with highlights to “The Story of Film: An Odyssey” (2011), “The Eyes of Orson Welles” (2018) and “Women Make Films: A New Road Movie Through Cinema” (2019), exhibited for the first time in Brazil in the festival’s first stage, in last March and April.
Mark Cousins: Born in Northern Ireland, the director and screenwriter is known for his series of interviews with great filmmakers, Scene by Scene (1997-2001), which he directed for British television, and for his 15-hour documentary miniseries The Story of Film: An Odyssey(2011). He also directed The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) and the series exhibited in the festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2019) and 40 Days to Learn Film (2020).
Amir Labaki: Born in São Paulo (1963), with a degree in Cinema from ECA-USP (1984), he is the founder and director of “It’s All True – International Documentary Festival”, the major and longest-lasting event exclusively dedicated to documentary cinema in Latin America.
09/23, Wednesday – 2 p.m.
Ballot, Andujar and Brazilian Documentary Photography
Duration: 75’ - live spoken in Portuguese
Having Rubens Fenandes Junior as mediator, filmmakers Mariana Lacerda and Veronique Ballot discuss the work and trajectory of photographers Claudia Andujar and Henri Ballot and the tradition of Brazilian documentary photography.
Mariana Lacerda: Is a filmmaker and Gyurii s her first feature film. A Journalism graduate, she holds a Masters in History of Science from PUC-SP. She wrote and directed the short films Menino-aranha(2008/2009), A Vida Noturna das Igrejas de Olinda(2012), Pausas Silenciosas (2013),Baleia Magic Park(2015) and Deserto(2016, for Aparelhamento, a Funarte/SP Occupation), winners of some interesting prizes and exhibited in festivals in Brazil, France, Mexico, Lithuania and Portugal.
Veronique Ballot: Sociologist who studied in São Paulo, professor of Biotechnology, Health and the Environment at the French National Education in Paris and Martinique. Organizer of Brazilian film festivals in Martinique. Creator of the Henri Ballot Association in Paris. She is the director of the filmThe Second Encounter, exhibited in the festival.
Mediator - Rubens Fernandes Junior: Researcher and independent photography curator. Professor and Director in the Communications department of Faap. Winner of many photography prizes and curator of countless exhibits, he has also published many books, among which Papéis Efêmeros da Fotografia (Ed. Tempo d‘Imagem, 2015), Labirinto e Identidades - Panorama da Fotografia Brasileira [1946-1998], (Ed. Cosac Naify, 2003).
09/24, Thursday – 11 a.m.
Master Class with Carlos Adriano: Archive Reappropriation-Method and Poetry
Duration: 60’ – live spoken in Portuguese
Intermedia and intertextual introduction to reappropriation. Its form of critical and artistic investigation. The case of the archive in three unfinished Brazilian documentaries and at the origin of Brazilian cinema.
Carlos Adriano: PhD in Cinema (USP). Post-Doctorate in Arts (PUC-SP) and Audiovisual (USP). As a filmmaker, he is one of the themes of “The Sublimity of Document: Avant-Doc 2” (Scott MacDonald; Oxford University Press, 2019).
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09/24, Thursday – 2 p.m.
Master Class with Andrés Di Tella: Diaries, Notes, Notebooks
Duration: 60‘ to 90‘ – Subtitled with translation from the Spanish to Portuguese
The notebook, the diary, the letter, the sketch, working papers. Provisional, inconclusive and circumstantial forms that converge in one of the most vital currents of contemporary cinema and art. The notebook can be a working method, but it is also an artistic form per se. A potential cinematic language.
Andrés Di Tella: Filmmaker, writer and curator. He directed A televisão e eu,Fotografías,Hachazos (Golpes de machado),327 cadernosand Ficção privada, among others. He also published two nonfiction books: Hachazosand Cuaderno. His work includes installations, performances and videoart pieces. As a curator, he was the founder of BAFICI and of the Princeton Documentary Festival. He was granted a Guggenheim Fellowship. It’s All True held a retrospective of his work in 2012.
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