Co-Director & Executive Producer: Mariana Oliva is a producer, director and partner of Zeza Filmes, who graduated with a degree in journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and holds a Masters’ Degree in Documentary Direction from the University of Edinburgh. After coordinating the production and distribution for the series WHY POVERTY (2013) in Latin America, shown in more than 60 countries, Oliva curated the series DOCUMENTARIOS DE INVENCAO (2015) for Canal Cutra! and MIRADAS (2014) for Canal Brazil. Oliva has gone on to coordinate new international co-productions among government channels, which involved 30 channels from over 20 countries, while co-producing with Casa Redonda the documentary MEU QUERIDO SUPERMERCADO, awarded the IDFA Bertha Fund in 2015. Oliva developed the fiction series INCOGNITA, a finalist in Prodav (2016), and in partnership with Paula Szutan, she created and directed the documentary series TRABALHAR PRA QUEM (2017). Oliva co-directed and executive produced PIRIPKURA (2017), which won best international documentary at Docville.
Co-Director: Renata Terra is an editor, writer and director of documentaries. She studied cinema, language, and literature in São Paulo, and since 2000, Terra has worked on the conception, editing and direction of documentaries with a number of producers, with an emphasis on social and environmental issues. Terra recently edited the series THE BEGINNING OF LIFE for the Alana Institute, on the importance of full development in early childhood. She has worked on series for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic, and directed, in partnership with Paula Szutan the short film TERESA, which won Best Direction, Screenplay and Editing at the Gramado festival in 2008. Her short film A CAMINHO DE CASA was selected for the 17th Tiradentes Film Festival in 2003. Terra edited A CHAVE DA CASA (2009), a feature film directed by Paschoal Samora and Stela Grisoti, and FORDLANDIA, a medium-length film directed by Daniel Augusto and Marinho Andrade which was selected for the E TUDO VERDADE festival.
Bruno Jorge studied Social Communication in São Paulo, documentary cinema in Paris and Performing Arts in Liège, Belgium. He has already shot more than 15 films, including short and medium-length films and a variety of genres. Among those films, it is worth mentioning Justiça ao Insulto (Cannes Film Festival - Cinéfondation / Rotterdam Festival), Contratempo (Clermont Ferrand – Lab Competition / Best Film at the Rio Festival), Novembro Dezembro (IDFA Paradocs) and Catuçaba (Visions du Réel). In 2013, Bruno was invited to present a retrospective of his work at the French Cinematheque, an invitaton that was receive once again from other institutions such as Cineclube do Porto or Cinemateca Brasileira. His first documentary feature Beco (2012) addresses families living in stilt houses on the riverside in the center of Manaus (State of Amazonas), and premiered at the Havana Festival. The second film – hybrid documentary What I Could Be If I Were (2015) – which shows his wife’s pregnancy as the weeks pass, won the ABD award for best film at the Directors’ Week in Brazil.