THE OTHER RIO88 min, Documentary, Quebec, Canada, 2017
Directed byÉmilie B. Guérette
Produced byColonelle Films
The day-to-day life of the forgotten people of the Rio Olympic Games.
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Rio de Janeiro, August 2016. The Summer Olympics are in full swing. A few steps away from the Maracanã stadium, but far from the international attention, a hundred pauperized families live together in an abandoned building. Despite the misery, gang violence and militarization of the neighborhood, the residents survive with ingenuity and resilience. Ignored by the sensationalist reports, their dignified and generous words reveal a universe of concrete and light, where the reality of today fades behind the aspirations for tomorrow.
Script and Direction : Émilie B. Guérette
Photography : Etienne Roussy
Editing : Natacha Dufaux
Sound Design : Marie-Pierre Grenier
Sound Mixing : Bruno Bélanger
Music : Paulo Bottas
Sound Recording : Francisco Heron De Alencar
Production : Colonelle Films
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Bande à Part Coop
Crédit d’impôt Canada
Émilie B. Guérette
Émilie B. Guérette is a nomadic filmmaker whose roots are in Montreal and heart in Rio de Janeiro. She travels the world with her camera to shoot documentaries related to social justice, human rights and migrations. Her multidisciplinary background in anthropology, political science, poetry and music is reflected in her socially engaged, sensitive and sensory approach, taking the side of those left behind. She sees documentary as an art of the encounter which aims at building bridges between human beings.
The Other Rio (2017 / 88 min)
Maritime Voices (web serie) (2016 / 20 x 4 min)
Waiting for Oktay (2012 / 11 min)
Old Orchard Blues (2012 / 4 min)