Breaking the Circle

©Drew Biennemann
©Drew Biennemann
©Drew Biennemann
Director: Tobias Nathan


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  • event type:WOMEX 20 Market Screening
  • date:15 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
  • time:12:00 - 00:00
  • venue:Online
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


This film was available to stream from 15 - 25 October 2020 for all WOMEX 20 Digital Participants.

Directed by Tobias Nathan
15 mins | Brazil, 2019 | Portuguese with English subtitles

The Samba Circle, or Roda de Samba, is a UNESCO-recognized piece of Brazilian heritage. For hundreds of years, women have been kept out of that circle. Now, these brave women are breaking down those invisible walls, standing together, in the face of mountainous oppression, to fight for what they believe in.

Tobias Nathan is a filmmaker with a keen interest in the human condition. Breaking The Circle is his first documentary. He's currently in development on his first narrative feature and a scripted series.

Produced by WeTransfer
Producers Emi Stewart, Bernardo Portella,Tadeu Bijos
Director of Photography Drew Biennemann
Sound Bobb Barito
Editor Carlos Flores
Music by Gavin Brivik
Artists Involved Sambadas, Moça Prosa, Samba Que Elas Querem, Tia Cida
Film Contact Tobias Nathan

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