Water Eyes / Tuã Ingugu (8')
Director: Daniela Thomas
Cinematography: Leo Bittencourt
Sound Recording: JulianoZoppi
Editing: Daniel Thomas
Production company: Syndrome Films
Synopsis: As the Xingu indigenous live in close symbiosis with water, rivers in Sao Paulo are perishing due to worrying levels of water pollution. This short movie captures the relationship between the Xingu community and their river and the emotions of one of them when he is taken to see Sao Paulo rivers.
Director’s bio: Daniela Thomas is a director, playwright, set designer, screenwriter and art director. She co-directed several films with Walter Salles. In 2009, she co-directed with Felipe Hirsch the feature Sunstroke. Premiered at the Berlinale, Vazante (2017) was her solo debut in directing a feature. She was one of the directors of the collective films Paris, Je T’aime (2006), Stories on Human Rights (2008), Half the Sky (2018) and Interdependence (2019).