A Vida Politica| 12mins
Director: Katrina Mansoor | Producer: Katrina Mansoor
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: United Kingdom
A series of creative films exploring the activism of four Brazilian women, as they demonstrate innovative ways of bringing hidden issues into the political public domain. Each film marks activism its key driving element. Stylistically, the films capture the point of view and reality for our shape-shifting activists. Each focuses on the way that the activists employ their activism, through image, voice, art and body. The journey for the viewer is to understand the journey from being inactive and invisible, to active. These short films capture key moments in the lives of activists who take their personal "activism" into the public arena. Each film intends to create the contrast between the person and the public, which is shown metaphorically in the way that the shots are built from the private, intimate close-ups to the wide shots of the activism in practice.