The Films of Ana Vaz
Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
Nicolás Pereda is a filmmaker and assistant professor of film and media at UC Berkeley.
The films of Brazilian filmmaker Vaz make us question what cinema can be and emphasize its limitations to capture the real. They celebrate the medium’s possibility to engage the senses in surprising new ways by reconsidering the limits of our perception. Using a myriad of techniques, including combining found footage with her own images, Vaz’s films at once show and obscure, explore relationships between clashing environments, present history as a series of entanglements in order to challenge colonial discourses, and suggest that memories are dynamic entities without which no common sustainable future can be constructed.
— Nicolás Pereda
Films in this Screening
Ana Vaz, Brazil, France, Netherlands, Portugal, 2019
Ana Vaz, France, Portugal, 2014
13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
Ana Vaz, Portugal, 2020