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Realizado por Samira Vera-Cruz, Cabo verde
Jade, 8 years old, learns a new word with her best friend.
Faced with this, Daisy, a young Capeverdean mother based in Lisbon, does her best to explain what it is and why it shall not be repeated.
A short film made with a Redmi Note 8 cellphone that intends to raise awareness on why only mothers are cussed.
Born in São Vicente, Samira Vera-Cruz is a young Cape-Verdean film director and producer. With a major in Film Studies and a minor in Global Communications from the American University of Paris (France), the filmmaker has experience working in Cabo Verde, Angola, and Mozambique.
She started her own production company, Parallax Produções, in November 2016, starting her own productions. She debuted her career as a director with the short film Buska Santu, shown in various festivals and winner of the best fiction at Oiá Festival, 2017 (Mindelo, Cabo Verde).
Winner of the contest Short Films PALOP-TL UE 25 years, representing Cabo Verde, Samira directed her first documentary (Hora di Bai) which premiered in Maputo, Mozambique. Hora di Bai has been screened in festivals in Cabo Verde, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé, and Principe, East Timor, and Madagascar.
In 2017, she premiered her first feature film, Sukuru, a psychological thriller about schizophrenia and drug abuse, done entirely without financing.
The young director was selected for Talents Durban 2019, during the Durban International Film Festival, in which she participated with her documentary project “And Who Will Cook?” and received the PR Consulting Award at the end of the residency.
She was also selected with the same project for FIDADOC’s writing residency in 2019 (Morocco) and Durban Filmmart (South Africa) and Ouaga Film Lab (Burkina Faso) in 2020. Later she won the IDFA and World Cinema Fund/Goethe Institute Awards.
In March 2020, Samira became the coordinator for the PALOP-TL Film and Audiovisual Network, with the aim of promoting products and especially distribution in the region.
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