Thursday 21st March at 18.00 @Teak
Produced by Critical Cinema Lab
In collaboration with Cinemaissí - Latin American Film Festival & Teak

Other/Cinema focuses on films that provide extraordinary narratives of neoliberalization and neocapitalism influences on people's daily lives. The 2018-2019 season unfolds an updated program of Ibero-American cinema defined by a plurality of aesthetic and narrative styles. Every film screening will be followed by a discussion conducted by experts on the specific theme.


Juliana Antunes, Brazil, 2017, 70’
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Antunes portrays the women from the favelas from a place of power, owners of their sexuality, even if it has been taken so many times, allies to their sisters, builders of their daily existence. Violence is always there, pulsating beyond the walls, but the filmmaker manages to set a stage where the off-screen keeps us constantly in tension, where dialog is not possible, and even so it does take place. Life in the favelas appears both cruel and luminous. Far from miserabilism, the film finds a point where perversion and happiness coexist in contradiction, without condescension.

Discussion: The Nobodies

Conducted by Camila Rosa, Performance-pedagogy Artist and media educator.

Elina Hartikainen is a Core Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. Priorly, Instructor in Anthropology in the University of Chicago’s MA Program in Social Sciences. Her research examines the intersection of religion, politics, and race in Brazil through a focus on Afro-Brazilian Candomblé activism.

Leandro Lefa is a Brazilian documentary and fiction filmmaker, actor and sound designer. He studied directing in the New York film Academy. He teaches film production at Educavideo-Gramado and has been part of jury on film festivals across Brazil.

Leonardo Custódio is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Social Research, University of Tampere. He is also co-coordinator of the Anti-Racism Media Activist Alliance (ARMA) project funded by the Kone Foundation. His main research interests are: Democratic Theory; Media and communication for social change; Media Education; Civic Engagement; Youth; Social Inequality.

🗓Thursday 21st March 2019
🌐English subtitles
🎟️Free entrance.
📍Taideyliopiston Teatterikorkeakoulu
Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki

Auditorium 1 (ground level).

Other/Cinema screening is produced by Critical Cinema Lab, an art-practice-led & artistic research entity, based at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at Aalto University. This season has the collaboration of the Cinemaissí - Latin American Film Festival as organizer and Taideyliopiston Teatterikorkeakoulu - Konstuniversitetets Teaterhögskola, as host of the sessions.

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Contact person:
Diego Ginartes