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Scene from the movie "Auto da Resistencia" by Natasha Neri and Lula Carvalho. In the scene, Marielle Franco, a councilor murdered in Rio on March 14, 2018, next to the mothers of young people killed by the police. The film is one of those exhibited by Sesc within the É Tudo Verdade Festival.

CStarting on the 23rd of September, the 25th edition of the É Tudo Verdade festival shows, until October 4, a total of 60 feature, medium and short films in competition and hors concours, free of charge, on streaming platforms. The festival, which would have taken place in March, was partially postponed to September in the hope that it could take place in person.

With the pandemic still imposing risks to its physical realization, the show will be held, almost entirely, digitally. Even so, the productions awarded by the juries of It's All True 2020, in the Brazilian and international competitions of feature and medium and short films, are automatically classified for appreciation for the Oscar race next year.

A novelty of the current edition is the special program – carried out in conjunction with the Research and Training Center of the Sesc-SP – which includes exclusive sections with Brazilian feature films that have won the previous editions of the festival, available at Sesc Digital platform, as of October 8, for a period of 30 days. Check out the movies below:

Resistance car
Directed by: Natasha Neri and Lula Carvalho

A contemporary panorama of homicides committed by the police against civilians, in Rio de Janeiro, in situations initially classified as self-defense. Murder victims are accused of being drug traffickers and having exchanged gunfire with the police. However, the PM's version is challenged by the emergence of videos and the struggle of mothers trying to prove their children's innocence.

ghost towns
Directed by: Tyrell Spencer.

In Humberstone (Chile), remnants of the landscape and memories of survivors can barely illustrate the prosperity of the time when much of the saltpeter exported all over the world came from there. In the vicinity of the old Fordlândia (PA), houses now occupied by squatters are the last signs of an American city built by Henry Ford at the height of the rubber boom. Armero, in Colombia, had its population practically eradicated by the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, in 1985. Twenty-five years after it was flooded, after a dam broke, ruins of Villa Epecuén, in Argentina, emerged to expose the remains of an formerly lively medicinal water station.

The soccer
Directed by: Sergio Oksman.

Sergio and his father, Simão, haven't seen each other for 20 years. Holding the 2014 World Cup in Brazil provides the son, who lives in Spain, with an excuse to spend some time with his father, resuming his old habit of watching games together, maintained when his son was a boy. As the two reconnect, their conversations lead them to meet the past and the questions left unanswered by the distance.

Poster for the movie "O Futebol", by Sérgio Oksman, winner of the 2016 É Tudo Verdade. Photo: Disclosure.
Poster for the movie “O Futebol”, by Sérgio Oksman, winner of It's All True in 2016. Photo: Disclosure.

Ordinary guy
Directed by: Carlos Nader.

For almost 20 years, filmmaker Carlos Nader lived with truck driver Nilson de Paula and his family. From the beginning, there was the project of making a documentary, whose intentions are viscerally transformed, in a process also captured by the camera. During this period, the lives of Nilson, who falls ill, his wife, Jane, and his only daughter, Liciane, are transformed, as well as that of the director, who becomes part of this circle also affectively.

killed my brother
Directed by: Cristiano Burlan.

Reconstituting the details of the death of his brother, Rafael Burlan da Silva, which took place 12 years ago, filmmaker Cristiano Burlan launches himself on a personal journey that leads to the heart of a circle of violence around the neighborhoods of the periphery of São Paulo – such as Capão Redondo. , where his family and his 22-year-old brother lived, who was shot seven times in 2001.

Two times
Directed by: Dorrit Harazim and Arthur Fontes.

Pointed out by statistics, the rise of the Brazilian middle class is X-rayed in this documentary in which directors Dorrit Harazim and Arthur Fontes revisit a family from the east side of São Paulo that starred in a previous work, “A Família Braz” (2000). Seu Toninho, Maria and three of their four children, Denise, Gisele and Éder – the oldest, Anderson, got married and moved away – continue to live in the same house, in Vila Brasilândia. But his income and professional and cultural prospects have visibly broadened.


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