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Juliana Antunes, Brazil 2017, 70 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Shirley Rodrigues

In the outskirts of Belo Horizonte, favelas are given female names. Juliana Antunes and her almost entirely female crew film two friends, Leid and Andreia, just when Andreia is about to move to the neighbouring slum called Baronesa. Antunes depicts the life in and outside of the makeshift homes from a purely female perspective, portraying a life only a few low walls or metal sheets away from gang warfare that is never shown, but whose violence pervades the main characters' daily fates.

Shirley Rodrigues is born in Belo Horizonte. There she learned afro-brazilian dance, capoeia and yoga, and she was active in the black movement. She has been living in Berlin for 18 years and studied philosophy at TU Berlin.