DANIELA THOMAS, Brazil
As the Xingu indigenous live in close symbiosis with water, rivers in Sao Paulo are perishing due to worrying levels of water pollution from chemicals used in the agro-business industry and plastic. This short movie captures the relationship between the Xingu community and their river, and the emotions of one of them when he is taken to see Sao Paulo rivers.
A poetic movie to denounce water pollution and the challenging prospects for the future of both indigenous people and city folks.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1959. She lives and works in Sao Paulo.
In 2016, Daniela Thomas was the artistic director of the Opening Ceremony of Rio’s Olympics. In 2008, she presented at the Cannes Film Festival, «Linha de Passe» and in 2006, «Paris, Je t’aime». At Cannes Film Festival, she also is a member of the Jury for the section «Cinefoundation and Short Films» in 2014.
Her first film as single director is «Vazante», an historical drama about slavery in Brazil in 1820. The film premiered at 67th Berlin Film Festival.