Besouro, November 10, at Regent Park Film Festival

Brazil Film Fest is proud to co-present the film Besouro, by João Daniel Tikhomiroff, the closing feature of the 10th Regent Park Film Festival. Besouro was the opening film of 4th edition of Brazil Film Fest in 2010.

Besouro offers a transfixing glimpse into the roots of capoeira, an acrobatic martial art originating within the oppressive conditions faced by Brazilian migrant workers in the early 1900s. The film follows the young Besouro de Mangangá on a spirited journey to fulfill the mission of his former master. Shielded by the mystical forces of his ancestors, Besouro must overcome mounting pressure on all sides.
  • Feature Program: Besouro
  • November 10, 2012 – 7:30pm
  • Location: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto.

*All Festival Programing is FREE, and Free childcare is available*

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About Regent Park Film Festival

The Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free-of-charge community film festival, dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to residents of Regent Park, the largest and oldest public housing project in Canada.

The Festival’s principal activity is to organize an annual festival along with year-round school and community screenings, panel discussions, performances and film/video workshops at no cost. The Festival aims to reach isolated communities throughout Regent Park and beyond, providing a forum for them to engage in critical dialogue on social issues and to enjoy films from all over the world.


Brazil Film Fest co-presents Bay of All Saints

Brazil Film Fest is proud to co-present the documentary Bay of All Saints, directed by Annie Eastman, at the 13th Annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival (October 10–14, 2012). The screening will take place at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3, on October 11 at 7:30 PM.

Individual tickets are on sale at:

Bay of All Saints
Toronto Premiere
Director: Annie Eastman
USA / 2012 / 74 min / Documentary

Portuguese with English subtitles

Seated atop the sullied waters of Brazil’s Bay of All Saints, rows of palafitas—haphazard shacks supported by stilts—house a landless urban community slated for relocation. Over the course of six years, Norato, a refrigerator repairman raised in these sea-lodged slums, acquaints us with the diverse personal histories and daily struggles of Geni, Jesus and Dona Maria, three single mothers settled on the bay.

The government’s efforts to reclaim the occupied waters in the name of ecological restoration mean an uncertain future for each of the hardworking families, who cannot be sure if the promise of social housing will be kept. Offering a glimpse into the complexities of urban poverty, Bay of All Saints is a telling portrait of bureaucratic inefficacy and its impacts on communities told through the experiences and stories of the women’s fight for a home.

Audience Award Winner, Best Documentary, SXSW Film Festival
Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature, Woods Hole Film Festival


About Planet in Focus

Planet in Focus is Canada’s leading not-for-profit environmental media arts organization. Since 1999, Planet in Focus has played a significant role in helping to raise awareness about the state of our planet through the power of film. As the producer of Canada’s largest environmental film festival, Planet in Focus showcases a wide range of outstanding films and filmmakers from across Canada and around the world.

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