2015

The 2015 Brazilian International Labour Film Festival
Mostra CineTrabalho
Monday 05 – Friday 09 October 2015
Espaço Cultural Casa do Lago
University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

2015 Films
Official Selection
2015 Schedule
Poster


2015 Films


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THE SEEDS

Filmmakers: Beto Novaes and Claisson Vidal
Brazil | 2015 | Documentary | 30 minutes

MONDAY, OCTOBER 05 | 16.30

The documentary portrays life trajectories of women farmers participating actively in agroecological movements in Brazil. They are protagonists of important social changes in the Brazilian countryside. Moreover, these women organise the movements themselves, autonomously, as social and political leaders that are questioning stereotypes of the social imaginary.


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A REALITY EVERY SECOND

Filmmaker: Karim Ouelhaj
Belgium | 2015 | Fiction | 95 minutes

MONDAY, OCTOBER 05 | 19.00

Driving around under the lights of the city, Lucky, a social worker, is looking for Romane, a young teenager who has ran away. On his way, he meets Vladimir, an unconventional person, horrified by the moral decadence around him. Through the gaze of these characteres, A Reality Every Second immerses us into the universe of those we are usually turning away from.

(South American Premiere)


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MINERS SHOT DOWN

Filmmaker: Rehad Desai
South Africa | 2014 | Documentary | 85 minutes

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 06 | 16.00

In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days into the strike, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. The police insisted that they shot in self- defense. Miners Shot Down tells a different story, one that unfolds in real time over seven days, like a ticking time bomb. The film weaves together the central point-of-view of three strike leaders, Mambush, Tholakele and Mzoxolo, with compelling police footage, TV archive and interviews with lawyers representing the miners in the ensuing commission of inquiry into the massacre. What emerges is a tragedy that arises out of the deep fault lines in South Africa’s nascent democracy, of enduring poverty and a twenty year old, unfulfilled promise of a better life for all. A campaigning film, beautifully shot, sensitively told, with a haunting soundtrack, Miners Shot Down reveals how far the African National Congress has strayed from its progressive liberationist roots and leaves audiences with an uncomfortable view of those that profit from minerals in the global South.


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PAY SLIP SHUT DOWN

Filmmaker: Lee Salter
United Kingdon | 2014 | Documentary | 10 minutes

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 06 | 19.00

A film documenting the struggles of precarious workers to receive full pay from the hospitality industry in Brighton. This documents one such struggle, led by Solidarity Federation against a cafe that was not paying.

(South American Premiere)


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CRISIS DOCUMENT. A SURVIVAL GUIDE

Filmmakers: Elisabeth Marjanovic ́ Cronvall and Marta Dauliute
Sweden, 2015, Documentary, 15 minutes

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 06 | 19.15

Recipe for fascism: Half a generation unemployed, doctors forced to choose whom to treat, social security disappearing, the public on discount.
We ask our friends in Greece to make a list of their images of the euro crisis. It becomes a warning list for the North.

(South American Premiere)


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SANT’ANNA

Filmmaker: Angelo Defanti
Brazil | 2014 | Documentary | 20 minutes

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 07 | 16.00

“But the thing is, if a guy is a writer and want to write about his reality, this reality will be imbued with the fact that he is writer”. André is Sérgio’s son.

(South American Premiere)


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ELF

Filmmaker: Ting-Ging YU
Taiwan | 2015 | Fiction | 18 minutes

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 07 | 16.25

Yen is an albino. She struggled through study and became a teacher. Hao-hao wrote to Yen and told her that he finally got a job. Ah-chih suffers from physical handicaps and creates great paintings. The director compares those who suffer from physical handicaps but being hard-working like angels sent by God.

(South American Premiere)


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THE GOLD OF FASO

Filmmaker: Dragoss Ouedraogo
Burkina Faso | 2015 | Documentary | 62 minutes

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 07 | 19.00

Since 2009, Burkina Faso knows a situation of “mining boom” after a campaign of geological exploration and an incitement of foreigner investments. But thanks to a favourable mining code and a discriminatory legislation, this “mining boom” looks like a huge operation of looting the resources of the country, enriching the managers of this network and droping the populations loosing their grounds.
The Gold of Faso does not shine for every body and the anger growls.

(South American Premiere)


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YA WOOTO

Filmmaker: Jenny Cartwright
Canada/Burkina Faso | 2014 | Documentary | 68 minutes

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 08 | 16.00

From his village to the big city, Sylvain is trying to make it in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, one of the world’s five poorest countries. There, he found a job as a bar manager at Le coin des Amis, a “buvette” owned by Hortense, a policewoman trying to make ends meet. Work is home for Sylvain: he works seven days a week and sleeps in the backroom. He has only one thing in mind: saving up enough money to get his driver’s license. If he succeeds, he could drive a merchandise truck, a job that would allow him to find a wife and start a family. In Burkina Faso, you are not really an adult until you are married. That is why he saves 100% of the 20$ he makes every month. In a year’s time he will have saved up enough cash to start his lessons.

(South American Premiere)


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SECOND CLASS

Filmmakers: Marta Dauliute and Elisabeth Marjanovic ́ Cronvall
Sweden/Lithuania | 2013 | Documentary | 60 minutes

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 08 | 19.00

“Do you feel cheaper?” We are filming Lithuanian migrant working men in Sweden. They do not want to be on camera, they do not want to participate in creating one more media image for guilt and pity. They film us. We empty a bottle of moonshine, we dance on their porch. They might let us film them tomorrow.
Through sincere and frustrating negotiation to get access to film the migrant workers, Second Class becomes a discussion about class, the value of work and human. While showing the filming process film raises questions about power relations in film industry itself.

(South American Premiere)


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THE SEAMAN

Filmmaker: Ting-Ging YU
Taiwan | 2014 | Fiction | 18 minutes

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 09 | 16.00

Acen’s girlfriend, Yuli, is a caregiver, and she always waits for him to come back; Anan misses his home in Indonesia by viewing the sea. One day, he meets Dora. They fall in love with each other, and Anan feels the love of a girl who comes from his homeland.

(South American Premiere)


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OPEN EYES

Filmmaker: Martin Aletta
Argentina/Japan | 2013 | Fiction | 15 minutes

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 09 | 16.25

Tokyo. Ryo goes to his job at the railway company where he’s task is remove the remains of the railroad due to the numerous suicides. Saki, a young girl, wanders around her city contemplating an apathetic society. Her walk drives her to the platform of station where Ryo finds her…


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ONE DAY

Filmmaker: Angelo Defanti
Brazil | 2015 | Documentary | 20 minutes

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 09 | 19.00

Marcelo on a cloudy day in Rio de Janeiro.

(South American Premiere)


The 2015 BILFF’s Official Selection


The BILFF / Mostra CineTrabalho is proud to announce the Official Selection of the 2015 Festival’s Edition to be held from October 05 to October 09, 2015 in Campinas, Brazil.

The 2015 BILFF / Mostra CineTrabalho will present 13 films (shorts and features) representing 11 countries, and the Festival is honoured to exhibit 10 South American premières.

The films selected for 2015 BILFF / Mostra CineTrabalho are:

A REALITY EVERY SECOND, Filmmaker: Karim Ouelhaj. Belgium, 2015, Fiction, 95 minutes (South American Premiere)
CRISIS DOCUMENT. A SURVIVAL GUIDE, Filmmakers: Elisabeth Marjanovic ́ Cronvall and Marta Dauliute. Sweden, 2015, Documentary, 15 minutes (South American Premiere)
ELF, Filmmaker: Ting-Ging YU. Taiwan, 2015, Fiction, 18 minutes (South American Premiere)
MINERS SHOT DOWN, Filmmaker: Rehad Desai. South Africa, 2014, Documentary, 85 minutes
ONE DAY, Filmmaker: Angelo Defanti. Brazil, 2015, Documentary, 20 minutes (South American Premiere)
OPEN EYES, Filmmaker: Martin Aletta. Argentina/Japan, 2013, Fiction, 15 minutes
PAY SLIP SHUT DOWN, Filmmaker: Lee Salter. United Kingdon, 2014, Documentary, 10 minutes (South American Premiere)
SANT’ANNA, Filmmaker: Angelo Defanti. Brazil, 2014, Documentary, 20 minutes (South American Premiere)
SECOND CLASS, Filmmakers: Marta Dauliute and Elisabeth Marjanovic ́ Cronvall. Sweden/Lithuania, 2013, Documentary, 60 minutes (South American Premiere)
THE SEAMAN, Filmmaker: Ting-Ging YU. Taiwan, 2014, Fiction, 18 minutes (South American Premiere)
YA WOOTO, Filmmaker: Jenny Cartwright. Canada/Burkina Faso, 2014, Documentary, 68 minutes (South American Premiere)

Invited films (and out-of-competition):

THE SEEDS, Filmmakers: Beto Novaes and Claisson Vidal. Brazil, 2015, Documentary, 30 minutes
THE GOLD OF FASO, Filmmaker: Dragoss Ouedraogo. Burkina Faso, 2015, Documentary, 62 minutes


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