Juliana Chagas Gouveia (Brazil)

Juliana Chagas Gouveia holds an M.F.A. in Social Communication from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), an M.B.A. in Documentary Film from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-Rio) and a B.A. in Journalism from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She attended the documentary workshop at the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in Cuba and was one of the seven residents of ACAMPADOC 2015 in Panama. In 2018 she participated in the Filma Afro lab in Colombia and in 2020 she completed a screenwriting training at ROTEIRARIA, a Brazilian screenwriting school. She is the director and screenwriter of the medium-length film Las pastoras, winner of an honorable mention at the 2017 Visões Periféricas Festival. The feature version of the film, entitled Las pastoras—Voces femininas de la samba (2018), won an honorable mention at the 2019 International Houston Black Film Festival and the 2019 Visões Periféricas Festival. Juliana is the director and screenwriter of the documentary feature Diga mi nombre (2020), which premiered in March 2020 on cable television, won the awards for Best Documentary at the Dili International Film Festival in East Timor and Best Feature Film at the León International Film Festival in Mexico and is available on digital platforms such as NET NOW, VivoPlay, iTunes, Google Movies, Microsoft Movies and Looke. Juliana is currently developing the fiction feature film Recuerdos presentes, the documentary series Alimentando el alma and the multi-platform exhibition “Sobrevivientes”.

Recuerdos presentes — When Gabriela, a prominent leftist journalist, discovers that her grandfather Antonio was a torturer during the Brazilian military dictatorship, her relationship with herself and her family changes completely and her certainties are shaken.