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Footsteps on the Wind (7')

International title: Footsteps on the Wind

Original Title: Footsteps on the Wind

U.S.A, Brazil, U.K., 2021, 7’

Language(s): No dialogues

Director: Maya Sanbar, Gustavo Leal, Faga Melo


- Cinetopia Film Festival 2019; Audience Award

- Greenwich International Film Festival 2019; Best Documentary Feature Film

- One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2019; Best Director Award

- Sundance Film Festival 2019; Directing Award

Synopsis: Footsteps on the Wind follows the plight of Noor and her little brother, Josef as they journey far away from home, orphaned from a devastating earthquake.

Directors' bios: 

Maya Sanbar is an artist and filmmaker. Footsteps on the Wind is her directorial debut in the narrative and animation world.

Gustavo Leal started his career as a publicist and worked as an art director in some of the most imported advertising agencies in Brazil. He works with Faga Melo at Dirty Work film production company.

Faga Melo is a filmmaker and motion graphic artist. He studied cinema in São Paulo and Los Angeles, has worked between the production of advertising films, content for Cinema, TV, and stages. In 2016, he started to work as a duo with Gustavo Leal.