Travessias Brazilian Film Festival – Short Film Program

This event took place May 24 - May 25, 2019

** May 24 opening night screening preceded by a reception with complimentary Brazilian treats! **

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

various directors

** Co-presented with the Center for Brazilian Studies at UW, Somos Seattle, and BrasilFest **

** Reception to precede screening on May 24 from 6 – 7pm, join us for croquettes and cheese bread from Kitanda! **

Tried (Tentei)

(Laís Melo, Paraná, 2017, 12 min, fiction)

One morning, Glória works up the courage to seek out the help to stand up for herself.

Eder's Dream (O Sonho de Eder)

(Sofia Amaral, Mato Grosso, 2018, 13 min, documentary)

Eder Aponodepá is a student of the Federal University of Mato Grosso and indigenous Umutina whose daily life is driven by a prophetic dream. The Umutina people, decimated by the attacks and diseases from contact with settlers in the early twentieth century, seek to recover their roots and rebuild their culture. However, the region’s limited alternatives for sustenance and strong evangelical religious influence bring a certain melancholy to Eder’s dream.

Crossing (Travessia)

(Safira Moreira, Rio de Janeiro, 2017, 5 min, documentary)

Using poetic language, Travessia emerges through the photographic memories of black families and takes a position both critical and affirmative in the face of the near absence and stigmatization of black representation.

Female-Goat (Cabra-Fêmea)

(Ana Clara Oliveira, Bahia, 2017, 4 min, fiction)

Produced by LGBTQIA+ in the city of Canudos through “Cine Trans Territorial,” an educational film program, in collaboration with the LGBTQIA+ community from various territories of Bahian identities.


(Cali dos Anjos, Rio de Janeiro, 2017, 10 min, animation)

TAILOR is a transgender cartoonist who, through his website, shares intimate portraits of other trans people’s experiences and challenges in society.

Thank you to:

Somos Seattle

Somos is an organization for LGBTQ Latinx folks. Their goal is to build an active community, share resources and foster spaces for learning & growth.

Somos es una organización para personas LGBTQ Latinas. Nuestra meta es crear comunidad, compartir recursos y promover el aprendizaje y desarrollo personal.


The annual BrasilFest heats up Seattle Center with dancing, drumming, music, films, capoeira, traditional food, workshops, kids activities and exhibits.

Festival History:
BrasilFest was created in 1999 by Brazilian immigrants Eduardo and Ana Paula Mendonça with the mission to expose our community to Brazilian arts and traditions during the week of the Brazilian Folklore Day. This is a unique mission, as this day is not usually celebrated outside of Brazil. Read more on

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