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Film Info
A cidade é uma só?

Film Information

Exhibition Title A cidade é uma só?
Original Title A cidade é uma só?
English Title Hood Movie: Is the City One Only?
Director Adirley Queirós
Year 2012
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 80'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Dilmar Durães, Wellington Abreu, Nancy Araújo, Marquim, Yuri Pierre
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Adirley Queirós, Thiago Mendonça
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Leonardo Feliciano
  • Edición / Editing: Marcius Barbieri
  • Producción / Producer: Adirley Queirós, André Carvalheira
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Cinco Da Norte, 400 Filmes, Ceicine
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Founded in 1960 by Juscelino Kubitschek’s socialist government, the city of Brasilia hoped to become, from its very architecture, the expression of a modern urban conception and an egalitarian society. However, neither the workers hired to pursue this project, nor the constant migratory flow that took place from the beginning, fitted in the government’s plan. In 1971, with the country already under the ruling of an unimaginative dictatorship with no interest in disguising its objectives, began what was known as the “Campaign to Eradicate Invaders”. The parents of director Adirley Queirós were amongst the thousands of people displaced towards Brazilian outskirts, into a suburb that borrowed the campaign initials and was named Ceilândia. Queirós, member of the first generation of the “ceilandeses”, was “an offspring of the contradiction that resulted in being a part of Brasilia without being from Brasilia”. Together with other locals, the director reflects about the history, the transformations, and the future of this place where the hypocritical official jingle “A cidade é uma só!” is no longer heard.

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