Ninguém Solta a Mão de Ninguém!
work-in-progress/ 8 min / Video

The project is a reflection on what it means to be a part of the LGBTQIA+ community in Brazil after Bolsonaro’s election. It questions the current social oppressive reality and the marginalization of the community. During the film proccess more questions about my role in all this and the validation of my feelings being a Brazilian living outside the country arose. The film imagery tries to combine the recent election of Bolsonaro (elected president of Brazil) with the concept of being trapped and peripheralized through images of reflections.

Jair Bolsonaro, has exalted the country’s military dictatorship, advocated torture and threatened to destroy, jail or drive into exile his political opponents. He has legitimized violence around the country, especially directed towards already marginalized groups (so-called “minorities”). The president and his supporters have created this alter-reality which they see as the “real reality”. One could argue that this made up reality has indeed been instituted and has now trapped the skeptics in a reflection of it.

VANESSA REUTER • VANCOUVER, BC - CANADA                   @everyday_poetics