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Film & Food: #1 Estamira

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Film screening of “Estamira” (2006), by Marcos Prado

Zeegotoh e. V., in partnership with B-Lage present: Film & Food! A project that intends to amplify the cinematic experience and to bring the community together to explore their audiovisual senses, all while enjoying a delicious vegan menu. We hope to inspire valuable discussions in a cozy corner of Neukölln. Come by every 4th Sunday of the month!

This month we screen ESTAMIRA, a film by the Brazilian director Marcos Prado. ESTAMIRA tells the story of a 63 year-old woman who suffers from schizophrenia. Estamira has lived and worked for the past 20 years at the waste disposal site of Jardim Gramacho in Rio de Janeiro. Charismatic and maternal, Estamira shares her life with a community of elderly folk at the waste site. Filming began in January of 2000, when she started getting treatment at a state-run psychiatric clinic. The film shows her life during four years of continuous medication; reveals her transformation and the effects the drugs had upon her. In her children’s statements, her arduous existence becomes exposed: her lost childhood in poor, rural Brazil, her tormented loves and marriages, and her frustrations. With a poetic, philosophical and eloquent discourse, Estamira lives for the mission that was set upon her: to reveal and to reclaim the truth.

Brazil will have its presidencial elections on the October 7th, it might be a good opportunity to listen to what Estamira and her friends have to say, and reflect upon a society that have been neglecting its people since so long.

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Filmvorführung von “Estamira” (2006), von Marcos Prado (BR)

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