Directed Games

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.

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Film Info

Info

Title
Directed Games
Genre
Documentary Film
Release Date
12.09.2019
Country
  • Brazil
Length
57 Minutes
Spoken Language
  • sign language
Subtitles
  • English
Color Format
  • Color
  • Black & White

Crew

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

Cast

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

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