SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19
A CELEBRATION OF PAULO FRIERE AT 100
A IS FOR ANGICOS
THE WORLD IS NOT, IT IS BEING
Liberatory thinker, radical educator, emancipatory philosopher and pedagogist, we open our series with a reflection in three parts of the life and legacy of Brazilian Paulo Friere and his mark on the world.
A IS FOR ANGICOS 26 minutes. directed by Catherine Murphy
Explores the early on-the-ground work of Paulo Freire in Northeastern Brazil, which helped launch his lifelong path of writing about and working in liberatory pedagogy. Produced by The Literacy Project in collaboration with the Paulo Freire Institute. Edited by Iris de Oliveira. Produced by Micaela Ovelar.
THE WORLD IS NOT, IT IS BEING 18 min excerpted from 52min Directed by Cristiano Burlan
Episode 5 of a Five Part Series
The program explores formative ideas in Paulo Freire’s philosopy and his perceptions about how people interact with one another. In this episode the focus is on the theater and culture and its influence on the creation of Cia do Brick, which expresses its primordial concepts through playwrights. The singer and composer Chico César focuses on the teachings of the pedagogue since he was a boy, even made music for him.
Mirtes Zwierzynski, Iris de Olivera, Rita Sacay, and Catherine Murphy
CATHERINE MURPHY is a DC-based filmmaker who has spent much of her life living & working in Latin America. She is founder & director of The Literacy Project, a multi-media documentary project on literacy in the Americas. As an independent producer, Murphy’s work has largely focused on social documentaries. After a decade of producing films for other documentary makers, she finished her debut film MAESTRA in 2012, which has enjoyed robust distribution since it first launched, and has been translated into several languages
Brazilian visual artist , muralist Mirtes Zwierzynski had immigrated to the USA , Chicago in 1980. Since then she has been involved in Public Art , numerous mural projects with Chicago Public Art Group and others Arts Organization.Those murals ,painting and mosaic , were done always in collaboration with the community. Besides that, she continues to develop her art work studio, most recently participating in The Community Window Project, Chicago public Art Group.
IRIS DE OLIVERA
Brazilian filmmaker (from Salvador-Bahia), living in New Orleans since March 2020. Developing research in the fields of photography, documentary, experimental cinema, contemporary art, media-activism, politics, and black cinema. She seeks, with her photographs, to connect with the essence of the places she traverses. Passionate about Carnival and conversing with the elderly. Directed “Black Archive – The Rising of Memory”, about the work of photographer Lázaro Roberto, one of the pioneers of documentary photography in Bahia.