Thursday March 14, 2019, 4 – 6.
Shot in Brazil and England, the film addresses the great migratory movement in the world today, with millions of people fleeing from wars, natural disasters or social circumstances that hinder their survival. Facing many risks to reach the places they think are habitable, or even where they have been sent by international aid programs, people try to overcome traumas and sorrows to start over. This way, children and adults who have had to adapt to an environment where their own language is not understandable, tell about their experiences in Brazil, Britain and India. Each experience is unique, but learning the language appears to be the key to being treated as an equal.
We were lucky to be able to welcome the renowned artist from Brazil, Elisa Bracher on 14th March 2019, and we showed her very moving and timely film about language and inter-cultural communication as part of a joint initiative with King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club. http://www.klccc.uk/ It attracted much interest and we have no doubt that this will be a programme which we will continue to be involved with. Please get in touch if you would like to know more, or would like a link to the film.
About Elisa Bracher: A native of São Paulo, Elisa Bracher graduated in Fine Arts from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) and specialized in metal engraving with Evandro Carlos Jardim and Cláudio Mubarac. In 1997, she founded Instituto Acaia, a nongovernmental organization which welcomes children and teenagers from communities surrounding her studio, in West Side of São Paulo, for workshops and courses. Works of hers are in public spaces in Brazil, England and Germany, as well as in various public and private art collections. She is a multimedia artist and works with different languages, as wood and metal engravings; drawings; sculptures and photograpy.