Espero Tua (Re)volta / Your Turn
A film by Eliza Capai
This film was screened as a part of the CLA2020 Virtual Showcase
Brazil, Education/Social Justice/Social Movements/Youth Movements, 2019
93 min, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles
When Brazil’s economic and social crisis deepened in the last decade, students protested and occupied hundreds of schools, demanding better public education and the end of austerity measures. ESPERO TUA (RE)VOLTA depicts the Brazilian student movement from the protests of 2013 until the election of the new president, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2018. Inspired by the collective voice of the movement itself, the documentary is narrated by three high school students, who represent central points of their struggle. The narrators’ jostling for space and time exposes the movement’s conflicts and demonstrates its complexity.
Eliza Capai is an independent documentary filmmaker who focuses on representing social issues and thinking about creative modes of production, narration, and distribution. She is a fellow at MIT OpenDocLab and her latest film ESPERO TUA (RE)VOLTA premiered at Berlinale.
Producer: Mariana Genescá
Production Company: Globo Filmes
Screenwriter: Eliza Capai
Cinematographer: Eliza Capai, Bruno Miranda
Editor: Yuri Amaral, Eliza Capai
Sound Design: Henrique Chiurciu, Fernando Henna, Daniel Turini
Music: Decio 7
Print Source: Renato Manganello, email@example.com