Clarissa Campolina & Luiz Pretti • Brazil • 2019 • 77 min.
Two lives cross in New York. Lamis a Lebanese woman, has just moved to the city and describes her impressions while the Brazilian man Wilson has already lived there, illegally, for 10 years. We rarely see them on the screen, but their relationship is described in poetic Arabic and Portuguese voice-overs, which contrast starkly with the images, shot in New York, Berlin and Belo Horizonte. In this way, the film speaks literally to the imagination: the events take place between what we see and what we hear.
“While We Are Here” is an intimate film diary about globalization and migration, brought back to the essence of human micro-politics: desire, fear and hope.
Luiz Pretti EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Luana Melgaço PRODUCTION MANAGERS
Analu Bambirra DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Luiz Pretti SOUND DESIGNERS
Pedro Durães EDITING
Luiz Pretti SOUND MIX
Pedro Durães POST-PRODUCTION
Lucas Campolina - Olada CAST
Marcelo Souza e Silva
Grace Passô SALES AGENT
IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam. Netherlands (2019)
Art of the Real, Film Society of Lincoln Center. U.S. (2019)
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