Debate “Right of Speech: gender and race representation ".

Nov. 5, 2017

Debate Curta Cinema 2017:

Short film has always been a format free from the marketing and bureaucratic shackles. Nothing more natural than being the place for reflection and debate about important and potentially transforming themes.

“Right of Speech: gender and race representation and colonialism deconstruction in Brazilian film”

Mediation: Sabrina Fidalgo – Filmmaker and screenwriter

Debaters: Déborah Ivanov – Ancine President Diretor

Ilda Santiago – Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival Director – Félix Award Creator

Stephen Bocskay – Cinema teacher

Marcia Rangel Cândido – Researcher at GEMAA

Adélia Sampaio - Filmmaker

The last GEMAA bulletin (UERJ Affirmative Multidisciplinary Action Study Group) presented race and gender profile for the most watched Brazilian films released between 1995 and 2016. From the data that the Brazilian Observatory for Film and Audiovisual (OCA-ANCINE) made available, casts, screenwriters and directors from the 10 of the most watched films each year were analyzed, totalizing a 219-plot corpus. The results show that over the past decade, national cinema was mostly made by white men. Black women, on the other hand, are not even present in positions of screenwriting and directing, and they are the most underrepresented group in casts. The debate seeks to bring up the contemporary issues about the lack of women, people of color and LGBTQs representation in national cinema behind and in front of the cameras, as well as the perpetuation of colonial views that reflect stereotypes and stigma.