by Paulo Accioly
Choreography, dance, video, frames, print, cut, glue, photographer, assemble, track. A mixture of the colors, manifestations and textures of the hill with the instability of Rio de Janeiro, present in all levels, subjects and moments.
words from the filmmaker
Erêkauã is a film that was born in the first favela of Brazil, home and cradle of a black population. However, despite their origin, they harbor prejudices against social, cultural and religious manifestations of African origin. "Erê" tries to raise, in a playful way, the debate about how all this is inseparable from the history of this population and is intrinsic in their lives, in their streets.
why we love this film
"Erêkauã" pushes the boundaries of what a dance film can be. Paulo manages to create captivating movement without ever filming a person move.
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