The documentary film depicting the beginning of the political organization of the Brazilian LGBT movement has its premiere in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday (28) – Agência AIDS

Called “When We Dare To Exist – History of the Brazilian Gay Movement +”, the feature film that brings the vision of activists from the 70s and 80s, about the historical paths of this movement, will be shown on Thursday (04/28), at 6 pm, to guests at Teatro Alcione Araújo – Biblioteca Parque, in downtown Rio de Janeiro. After the screening, there will be a round of talks with the film’s directors and activists at the time.

Recorded between 2017 and 2019, with activists who worked in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco, Bahia, São Paulo, Sergipe and Ceará, in the 1970s and 1980s, the team challenged the Brazilian territorial extension to find some of the people who founded the Brazilian gay movement. Between coming and going along the roads of this vast country, some memories have been rediscovered in defense of gay democracy and citizenship.

With a script and directed by Claudio Nascimento and Marcio Caetano, the documentary “Quando Ousamos Existir” deals with, through interviews, the historical trajectories of the LGBTI + social movement, from its emergence in the middle of the military dictatorship to its participation in the debates of the Constituent Assembly, which went through the early years of the AIDS epidemic and the struggle against The pathological character of homosexuality. Through the activists’ accounts, the intense political and cultural struggle for gay liberation and affirmation in Brazil is revived right up to the first actions to promote citizenship.

In more than 40 years, the homosexual movement has become LGBTI+, accompanied its transformation and contributed to significant changes in society and in the performance of the Brazilian state in defense of citizen democracy.

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data sheet

General direction, concept and interviews: Claudio Nascimento and Marcio Caetano Script by Claudio Nascimento and Marcio Caetano
Produced by: Claudio Nascimento and Marcio Caetano
Research: Claudio Nascimento, Fabio Rodriguez, Larissa Martins, Marcio Caetano
Art Direction and Photography: Fabio Rodriguez
Camera operation, lighting and live sound: Fabio Rodriguez and Marcio Caetano
Soundtrack “Memories”, Valeria Barcellos – performer Giuliano Barretto de Carvalho – composer
Illustration and animation: Fabio Rodriguez
Editing and finishing: Fabio Rodriguez
Caption Fabio Rodriguez and Jose Pedro Minho
Editorial Assistant: Agda Antunes
Research Assistant: Clara Brandao, Elisa Abreu, Felipe Spardilotto, Joao Neto, Julio John
Production Assistant: Elisa Abreu, Joao Neto, Julio Jun
Sound mixing: Fiona Maria
Advertising: Julia Fripp and Jose Pedro Minho
Designer: Thales de Aquino

Check out the trailer for the documentary When We Dare to Exist.

Interview tips:

Claudio Nascimento

Phone: (21) 98351-8759 or 99144-9977

Marcio Caetano

Phone: (53) 99173-4774

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