Travessias 2022 – Free concert! EntreMundos Quarteto on Opening Night [In-Person Only]
Free and open to the public!
Travessias 2022 is a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Proof of vaccination and masks are still required for NWFF patrons! Full Covid policies here. 😷
To celebrate the opening of our 2022 festival, Travessias is excited to welcome EntreMundos Quarteto!
About the artists:
EntreMundos Quarteto is an electrifying Seattle-based band who bring to the stage an uplifting and kinetic mix of deep Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms—a deft blending of funk, jazz and soul melding with the classic sounds of samba and bossa nova. EntreMundos means “between worlds,” and the group’s mélange of seductive sounds embodies their name, stirring a personal and uncommon blend into a sound with universal appeal.
Header photo by Elizabeth Carpenter.
After the show:
Stay for a screening of Apiyemiyekî?, which is featured in the Essays from the Future short film program!
Apiyemiyekî? explores Brazilian educator Egydio Schwade’s ambitious efforts to record the memories of the Waimiri-Atroari, a tribe native to the Amazon who suffered acutely under Brazil’s military dictatorship from 1964–1985. In the 1970s, the government appropriated their land to build the BR-174 highway while subjecting the tribe to chemical weapons and deadly exogenous diseases. Apiyemiyekî? tells this history non-linearly, to haunting and hypnotic effect. (Ana Vaz, Brazil, 2020, 29 min, in Portuguese with English subtitles)
For the sake of public safety, NWFF patrons ages 5+ will be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them.
NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read their full COVID-19 policies here.
This festival of contemporary Brazilian film gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in person, May 19–29 online. Travessias 2022 is curated by Calac Nogueira and Livia Lima, with support from Brazilian cinema scholar Emanuella Leite Rodrigues de Moraes, and Jonathan Warren, Professor and Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies.
The festival is co-presented with the UW Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Center for Brazilian Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for Global Studies, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Show Brazil & Brazil Center.
Short film programs:
- Essays From the Future (Ensaios do futuro) (in-person May 20 at 7:30pm & May 22 at 5pm | online May 19–29)
- Brazilian BLM (in-person May 21 & 22 at 7:30pm | online May 19–29)
- Island (Ilha) (in-person May 20 at 7pm & May 21 at 5pm | online May 19–29)
- This Land is Our Land! (Nũhũ yãg mũ yõg hãm: essa terra é nossa!) (in-person May 21 at 4:30pm | online May 19–29)
- Sun Inside (Um filme de verão) (in-person May 21 at 7pm & May 22 at 4:30pm | online May 19–29)
- My Own Private Hell (Inferninho) (in-person May 22 at 7pm | online May 19–29)