Directed by Bruno Murtinho
84 mins | Brazil, 2018 | Portuguese with English subtitles
Born out of the rhythm of the water, the music of the Para state in the northeastern Amazonian region of Brazil breathes mythology, faith and mysticism. The extraordinary life experiences of the protagonists, their artistic originality, musical plurality and precious oral traditions of the Amazon, together with the intangible natural force that emerges from the region, vibrate in every frame of the film. Through its artists such as Dona Onete, Manoel Cordeiro, DJ Waldo Squash to name a few, 'Amazonia Groove' gives voice to a fundamental, yet almost unknown musical tradition that has much to reveal to us.
After studying film at UCLA, Bruno Murtinho began directing music videos, becoming one of Brazil’s most innovative video directors and winning awards at VMA MTV Brazil. His feature screenplay 'Tom, Nina and the Lost Page' was selected for the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and Director’s Pitch Original Screenplays at TIFF. 'Amazonia Groove' had its international premiere at SXSW 2019 where it won the award for Best Cinematography.
Bruno Murtinho will be present at WOMEX 19 and there will be a Q&A after the screening.
Produced by: Urca Filmes
Producer: Leonardo Edde
Director of Photography: Jacques Cheuiche, ABC
Sound: Marco Andre
Edited by: Bruno Murtinho
Music by: Dona Onete, Manoel Cordeiro, Sebastião Tabajos, DJ Waldo Squash
Contact: Urca Filmes