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WHILE WE ARE HERE
Clarissa Campolina & Luiz Pretti • Brazil • 2019 • 77 min.
WHILE WE ARE HERE film

Two lives cross in New York. Lamis a Lebanese woman, has just moved to the city and describes her impressions while the Brazilian man Wilson has already lived there, illegally, for 10 years. We rarely see them on the screen, but their relationship is described in poetic Arabic and Portuguese voice-overs, which contrast starkly with the images, shot in New York, Berlin and Belo Horizonte. In this way, the film speaks literally to the imagination: the events take place between what we see and what we hear.
“While We Are Here” is an intimate film diary about globalization and migration, brought back to the essence of human micro-politics: desire, fear and hope.
 

SCREENWRITERS
Clarissa Campolina
Luiz Pretti
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Luana Melgaço
PRODUCTION MANAGERS
Laura Godoy
Analu Bambirra
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Clarissa Campolina
Luiz Pretti
SOUND DESIGNERS
Luiz Pretti
Pedro Durães
EDITING
Clarissa Campolina
Luiz Pretti
SOUND MIX
Pedro Durães
POST-PRODUCTION
Lucas Campolina - Olada
CAST
Mary Ghattas
Marcelo Souza e Silva
Grace Passô
SALES AGENT
Kino Rebelde

Produced by
Anavilhana Filmes
SELECTION
IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam. Netherlands (2019)
Art of the Real, Film Society of Lincoln Center. U.S. (2019)