Diálogos com Ruth de Souza (Conversations with Ruth de Souza)

Ruth de Souza inaugurates the existence of black actresses on stage, television and cinema in Brazil. She carries within her the genesis of huge victories for black women over almost a century of her life. The film registers the encounter of the 98 years old actress with the young black woman and director Juliana Vicente. Juliana is also a pioneer in Brazilian film making even though it has been 6 decades separating their professional careers. Alongside rough conversations and archive footage of Ruth’s life we crossed a mythological universe, a fictionalized and transcendental interpretation of her life, and sometimes the only way to comprehend and to feel the deepness and multiplicity of these encounters.

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Diálogos com Ruth de Souza (Conversations with Ruth de Souza) (2022)

Feature (107mins) Documentary Biography




Portuguese with subtitles


No Rating


Juliana Vicente


Juliana Vicente


Juliana Vicente


Ruth de Souza, Dani Ornellas, Jhenyfer Lauren, Ya Wanda Araújo, Luísa Dionísio, Rosana Paulino, Livia Laso, Mirrice de Castro


Thu 21 Sep 2023, 1.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

T+T Premiere, Caribbean Premiere

Juliana Vicente

Juliana Vicente

Juliana Vicente is a director, producer and founder partner of Preta Portê Filmes (2009), a production company that was born to talk about diversity and the making of her films, those with themes as black lives, LGBTQ and other minorities social issues, as she knows that as a black women to direct and produce films would not be a possibility for her ten years ago. She studied cinema at FAAP (Brasil) and EICTV (Cuba), and was invited as a director to participate in the Berlinale Talents 2015.

As a producer, made more than 40 films including short, medium and feature films, that received more than 100 awards at the main festivals in the world. In 2015, was co-producer of the feature “A Terra e a Sombra”, winner of Caméra D’Or at the Cannes Festival. In 2019, produced the series “Nós Negros” in partnership with SescTV. Ruth is her first feature film as director.

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