In Person: Jul 11, 2022 - Jul 18, 2022
Online: Jul 11, 2022 - Aug 01, 2022
Jul 11, 2022 - Aug 01, 2022
World Premiere

Heart of The Hinterlands

Directed by: Camila Martins
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On the lead up to Carnaval, a group of fearless women in the Brazilian hinterlands defy convention and challenge the male-dominated role- playing tradition of Maracatu by forming the world’s first all-female troupe.
Thina, Sonia, and Eliane reside in Nazare Da Mata, northeast Brazil, home of Maracatu – a century-old Carnival performance tradition.

This year, they will once again take part in the first-ever all-female Maracatu troupe, taking on the roles of warriors, kings and chiefs that are historically played only by men. As Carnaval approaches, they begin to push up against the limits of their equally traditional “supporting” roles of mothers, daughters, and helpers as they claim space in their local culture.

Following Thina, Sonia and Eliane through a week leading up to Carnaval, Heart of The Hinterlands is a nuanced and colorful observation of their daily battles as they redefine what it means to be a woman in today’s world.
Genres: Documentary and Reality
Studio: N/A
Producers: Camila MartinsCamila MartinsDaniel Edmundson
From: United States
Produced In: Brazil
Writers: Camila Martins
Key Crew: Breno Cesar (DoP)Victor Alencar (Line Producer)

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