Maya Da-Rin, 2009, 74 min
The result of three years of research, travel, and filming in the remote Amazonian region where Brazil, Colombia, and Peru meet, this film explores the contemporary realities of an area where wilderness and urbanization converge. Delving into the lives of the urban dwellers in bustling new cities and fascinating characters deep in Amazonia, the film is an eye-opening view of cultural differences and a subtle inquiry into the impact of urbanized growth in an ecologically fragile region.
This film is being screened as part of the Museum's Contemporary Brazilian Film Festival, held in conjunction with Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other. This festival explores the relationship between visual art and contemporary Brazilian film. The three experimental films on view bypass the parameters of traditional cinema, portraying a playful and poetic perspective on the world. The festival was organized with assistance from by João Dumans, film researcher. All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles.