Rasga Mortalha

YEAR: 2019

Brazil

Duration: 14 Min

Director Thiago Martins de Melo

Synopsis: Rasga Mortalha comes from the legend of the owl "Suindara" - much told in the folklore of the North and Northeast of Brazil - to address the socio-political urgencies of the country. It is believed that the appearance of its white figure, followed by the wild cry - which resembles the sound of a cloth being torn in half - carries with it the sign of death. As a metaphorical vector for thinking, and also transcending, a fatalistic view of Brazilian history, the artist uses this popular tradition to cross centuries of public events with memories, references and personal imaginations, creating a charged and sharp narrative.

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