• Apiyemiyekî?
  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
  • Occidente

The Films of Ana Vaz

Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies

Prerecorded Conversation

  • 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

Apiyemiyekî?

Ana Vaz, Brazil, France, Netherlands, Portugal, 2019

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Portuguese
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  • B&W/Color
  • Digital
  • 28 mins
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  • Ana Vaz

Occidente

Ana Vaz, France, Portugal, 2014

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 15 mins
source
  • Ana Vaz

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Ana Vaz, Portugal, 2020

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • English
  • Portuguese
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • Digital
  • 31 mins
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  • Ana Vaz