Justice, Like Water through Stone

Film/Video
Justice

Justice

Image courtesy of Icarus Films

Justice

Justice

Image courtesy of Icarus Films

Justice

Justice

Image courtesy of Icarus Films

Like Water Through Stone

Like Water Through Stone

Photo: Alexandre Baxter

Like Water Through Stone

Like Water Through Stone

Photo: Ivo Lopes Araújo

Like Water Through Stone

Like Water Through Stone

Image courtesy of Marilia Rocha

A Falta que me Faz / Like Water Through Stone

Justice
Like Water through Stone

(Justiça, Maria Augusta Ramos, 2004)
(A falta que me faz, Marília Rocha, 2009)

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary continues with visits from some of the most prominent filmmakers working in Brazil today. Developed in conjunction with the exhibition currently on view in our galleries, this series offers an unprecedented opportunity to discover one of the most vital—and seldom seen—documentary traditions happening anywhere in the world.

Via Brasil

Via Brasil is the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Wed, Mar 5, 2014 7 PM

The winner of six international film festival prizes, Maria Augusta Ramos’s Justice combines Frederick Wiseman’s cool-headed and clear-eyed portrayals of large institutions or societal systems with the power of a courtroom drama. Ramos reveals larger issues in contemporary Brazilian society and its power structures by studying the details of several cases and following them through various stages of the country’s court system. In addition to filming scenes in public offices and courtrooms, which offer their own form of public theater, Ramos travels to holding cells and the homes of judges and defendants. (102 mins., video)

Marília Rocha’s Like Water through Stone sensitively tracks the coming-of-age of a group of girls in the remote, rural mountains of Minas Gerais. Encounters with men and the larger world have started to leave scars on their bodies and on their psyches. As the film progresses, a bond clearly develops between its subjects and crew, with the tension between freedom and obligation becoming a subtle element of the film’s content and form. Rocha is a member of Teia, a talented collective of filmmakers in Belo Horizonte, whose films have gathered attention in Brazil and at film festivals around the world. (85 mins., 35mm)

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