Directed Games

  • Documentary Film
  • Brazil

Description

Jogos Dirigidos (Directed Games) puts together a language experience. In Várzea Queimada community, in the Sertão of Piauí, Northeast of Brazil, a place with about 900 inhabitants and a high rate of deaf-mute population, access to water and public investment is scarce, as is the learning of the official Libras, the Brazilian sign language. In the face of all these limitations, Várzea Queimada's deaf community created its own language.
The film features body and speech exercises, improvising outdoor stages for spontaneous testimonials from a group of 18 local characters, men and women. Most of the statements, most of them untranslated, are revised speech by speech, linking gestures to words, systematizing Várzea Queimada's gestural lexicon as if we were facing an educational video that teaches a new language, beyond its universe and its own questions.The film features body and speech exercises, improvising outdoor stages for spontaneous testimonials from a group of 18 local characters.

Title Directed Games
Director Jonathas de Andrade
Genre Documentary Film
Release Date 08.12.2021
Country
  • Brazil
Length 57 Minutes
Spoken Language
  • sign language
Subtitles
  • English
Color Format
  • Color
  • Black & White

Credits

Crew

Director
Jonathas de Andrade
Camera
Ivo Lopes
Sound Design
Mauricio D'Orey
Editing
Tita Menezes Fábio Costa Menezes
Producer
Vanessa Barbosa
Music
Homero Basílio Rodrigo Samico

Cast

Celina Barbosa de Carvalho (Leading Actress)
Main Character
Claudiana Barbosa de Carvalho (Leading Actress)
Main Character
Cleide Evani de Araújo Barros (Leading Actor)
Main Character
Denilson de Carvalho (Leading Actor)
Main Character
Elizabete Isabel da Cruz Barbosa (Leading Actress)
Main Character
Eulálio Barbosa de Carvalho (Leading Actor)
Main Character
Francisco Antônio da Silva (Leading Actor)
Main Character
Francisco Ricardo de Carvalho Filho (Leading Actor)
Main Character
Gildeto Silva Batista (Leading Actor)
Main Character
Irene Joana da Silva (Leading Actress)
Main Character
Julia Maria Barbosa (Leading Actress)
Main Character
Laise de Araújo Barros (Leading Actress)
Main Character
Luzia de Araújo Barros (Leading Actress)
Main Character
Manoel Francisco de Carvalho (Leading Actor)
Main Character
Manoel Sebastião Barbosa (Leading Actor)
Main Character
Maura Barbosa de Carvalho (Leading Actress)
Main Character
Solandia Isabel Barbosa (Leading Actress)
Main Character
Reginaldo João Barbosa (Leading Actor)
Main Character

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Jonathas de Andrade

  • Director
  • Brazil
Jonathas de Andrade (b. 1982, Maceió, Brasil) lives and works in Recife, Brazil. He develops videos, photographs and installations based on the production of images and texts, employing strategies that juxtapose fiction and reality, tradition and negotiation with local communities. Parting from the …

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