MostraBrasil 2019 – 9. Brazilian Film Festival
Torre Das Donzelas (Maidens Tower)
| Carl-Amery-Saal/Carl Amery Hall
and other ticket offices.
BRA 2018, 97 minutes, documentary, original soundtrack with English subtitles, directed by Susanna Lira
With Dilma Rousseff and others
There are desires that cannot be suppressed by captivity or torture: they are freedom and justice. There are reasons that keep people alive even in extreme situations of pain and humiliation: they are friendship and solidarity.
This film shows unpublished accounts of former president Dilma Rousseff and her former cellmates from Tiradentes prison in São Paulo. »Torre Das Donzelas« is an exercise in tapping their collective memory by women who believe that resistance is the only way to remain free.
In cooperation with MSB (Balaio e. V., Munich)