by Eduardo Montes-Bradley
Stage one on “Carola Saavedra” second doc on the series of Writers Made in Brazil was completed in Berlin. Principal photography resumes in Rio de Janeiro on June 26.
We completed this institutional film to assist The Ixtatán Foundation with their ongoing fundraising efforts. The foundation follows on the footsteps of Beth-Neville Evans who founded the first high-school in the town of San Mateo in the mountains of Guatemala. To learn more about their work go to www.ixtatan.org
“Experiences Without Borders” is a series of short films focusing on the experience of Brazilian students abroad. Simone Cardoso, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, inaugurates the series produced by Heritage Film Project for the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC. “Ciência Sem Fronteiras” is a large scale nationwide scholarship program primarily funded by the Brazilian federal government. The program seeks to strengthen and expand the initiatives of science and technology, innovation and competitiveness through international mobility of undergraduate and graduate students and researchers. The program also encourages highly qualified young researchers and Senior Visiting Professors to visit Brazil.
Julian Bond: Reflections From the Frontline of the Civil Rights Movement. A bio-sketch by Eduardo Montes-Bradley “The documentary shows me candidly as no one has. Eduardo Montes-Bradley brought an intimacy to the screen that surprised even me.” Julian Bond
An enlightening portrait of the African American social activist Julian Bond, who in this film traces his roots back to slavery. A leader in the Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond was among the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and a legislator in Georgia for twenty years. Now in his seventies, Julian recalls what it was like to grow up in the segregated south. An erudite, well-spoken man, we visit his classroom at the University of Virginia where Julian shares with a new generation the turbulent years of the Civil Rights Movement. Julian Bond’s recollections take us through decades of American history, as society was evolving to allow more opportunity to African Americans.
34 min. / Black & White and Color / 16:9 HD
Adriana Lisboa is one of the most relevant figures of a new generation of Brazilian Writers. Her film inaugurates the series Writers Made in Brazil which during the first phase will include the names of Carola Saavedra, Milton Hatoum and Luiz Ruffato. Lisboa, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1970, now lives in Colorado, part of the scenario that contributes that Southwestern flavor of “Crow-blue” her latest, and acclaimed work of fiction. “Lisboa” premiered on August 12, 2012 on WHTJ PBS and WCVE PBS. Directed by eduardo montes-bradley. English / 26:46 minutes HD Portuguese subtitles available links: facebook imdb