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A HISTORIA COMECA A PARTIR DE NOS

A HISTORIA COMECA A PARTIR DE NOS

LANGUAGE: Portuguese | SUBTITLES: English

A HISTÓRIA COMEÇA A PARTIR DE NÓS

THE HISTORY BEGINS STARTING FROM US

Genre: experimental documentary
Running Time: 12:00min
Year of production: 2020

SYNOPSIS

Mixing images of trips in Europe during the 1970s, “The history begins starting from us” visually
reconstructs the experience of the exiled Brazilian women during the military dictatorship. The short film attempts to retrace the steps of the Brazilian diasporic communities created in Europe and invites the spectator into the world of an anonymous “we”.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Vitória Monteiro
Screenwriter: Vitória Monteiro
Producer: Vitória Monteiro
Director of Photography/Archive Material from: Adele Kraft, Margret Veit, Siglinde Kurz
Sound: Sebastian Meyer
Editing: Vitória Monteiro
Sound Editing: Sebastian Meyer
Music Composer: Sebastian Meyer

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: experimental documentary
Sub-genre: essayistic documentary
Language: Portuguese
Country of origin: Austria/Brazil
Year of production: 2020
Total running time: 12:00min
Shooting format: digitalized 16mm
Color type: color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: 2.0/5.1

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS/EXHIBITION SELECTION

WUK Vienna 2021
Austrian Filmmuseum 2021/22

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

VITÓRIA MONTEIRO studied Theater at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and works since 2013 mainly with direction, production and digital media. In this area, she has already implemented projects in Brazil with a focus on redistribution of cultural resources and participatory practices. She has been living and working in Vienna since 2016 and studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with a focus on moving image at the Art and Digital Media Class. In Vienna Vitória is active in different artistic and political contexts. One focus here is on working in queer-feminist collectives and initiatives. Her recent projects include the short film “The History begins starting from us” in partnership with the Filmmuseum of Vienna; the opening of the Austrian pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019 with the queer-feminist choir Mala Sirena; co-curation of the screening “Blicke von Frauen*” in partnership with Sixpackfilm and Metro Kinokulturhaus; the video installation “News From Home I” as part of The Wrong Biennale 2019; etc.