The universe of a public school in the northeastern state of Ceará is explored in its potential for social revolution. When the young Saulo Chuvisco (played by Lucas Limeira) becomes the target of a racist insult that goes unpunished, and refuses to leave the school grounds in protest, the consequences of his unruly act affect the entire community. Merging an engaging narrative with a profound questioning on the power of images, the film operates a fierce critique of racial and class discrimination in Brazil, waging on a collective awareness-raising to spark direct popular action. (C. I)
A Naturalized Brazilian citizen, director and screenwriter Emerson Déo Cardoso holds a Specialization degree in Dramaturgy from the Dragão do Mar Institute of Art and Culture (Fortaleza, Brazil), and a Master’s degree in Cinema from Ohio University, United States. He scripted and directed 5 fiction short films and 2 documentaries, and is now releasing his first fiction feature film, Cabeça de Nêgo, a project contemplated in the Ancine Affirmative Low Budget Notice (2016).