AddressThe Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 View map
Sunday Sept 15th | 15:00
In association with Brazilian Left Front
Directed by: Eliza Capai
In the shadow of a newly-elected extreme right-wing President, Espero tua (re)volta / Your Turn documents the student uprising of 2015/2016 against harsh cuts to an already struggling education system.
Thousands of protestors are loudly chanting subversive slogans. The police react aggressively with teargas and truncheons. The experiences, passions and fears of these Brazilian teenagers are immediate, relevant and all-pervading. Shot in the midst, using the activists’ own images, this film’s form perfectly matches the explosive expression of radical, democratic activism. The young people reflect upon what happened at past revolts and address the present situation. Espero tua (re)volta gives voice to the movement’s multiple perspectives and asks the question: who writes history and how should it be recorded?
‘Fuck. What will the future be like? What will the struggle be like? Will you have anxiety attacks, just like I had? Will you be free to be yourself? Will girls be respected? Will textbooks mention black people? Will you be oppressed for fighting back?’
Premiered at the Berlinale 2019, winner of the Peace Film Award & Amnesty International Film Prize.
This event will be followed by a Q&A discussion.
Young Brazilians make history in this radical document. Initially they are fighting for education, then their subversive actions take on a new dimension.