A Brazilian director and producer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is interested in making work that explores the places where artistry and activism intersect. Sofia received her B.A. in anthropology from Bard College, and has since been working in the field of documentary film. She was selected to be a UnionDocs Collaborative Studios fellow, and independently has directed and produced music videos and short films. Her first short film HUSH screened both in New York and Moscow. She is currently directing her first feature length documentary BEBA, and is the producer of the Brooklyn based #RESIST film series run in collaboration with UnionDocs, Skylight inc. and Remezcla.
During her residency in Rio de Janeiro, Sofia is working on a video installation project titled Rosas Cariocas. Through the voices and stories of women of all different classes, races and ages, the project will explore the ways their experiences in this marvelous and dangerous city intersect. Though Sofia will interview the women separately, each interviewee will also devise questions for one another, and help lead the process. The installation will be made up of the interviews, cinema verite and the favorite music of each woman who participates. It will explore the power of the director and the subjectivity of documentary as an art form.
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to be posted soon