Cinemas em Rede finishes year scheduling with ‘Substantivo feminino’

- 16/12/2019

The Project Cinemas em Rede finishes 2019 scheduling next 11/21 at 7 pm with the movie “Substantivo feminine”, by Daniela Sallet and Juan Zapata. The documentary will be simultaneously displayed in eight federal universities in Brazil: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Universidade do Espírito Santo (Ufes), Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), and Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (Ufop).

It is a free event open to students and general audience. After the session, director Daniela Sallet will take part in a debate that will be transmitted live.

Cinemas em Rede is an initiative that connects movie theaters and exhibitors from federal institutions of education, sciences, and culture to the Brazilian Network of Teaching and Research (RNP, Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa). It creates a national circuit for the Brazilian audiovisual production.

About the movie

 “Substantivo Feminino” is a feature-length documentary that rescues the story of two pioneer and essential women for the environmental militance in Rio Grande do Sul and in Brazil, who were internationally inserted in the movement to defend the Environment.

From traditional families circulating in political and social means, Giselda Castro and Magda Renner were mothers when they faced causes that mobilized them to beyond household limits. And they did not stay quiet before actions that threatened the Environment, animals and people.

The activists began promoting citizenship actions in 1964 together with the need and uninformed population through the Gaúcha Female Democratic Action (ADFG, Ação Democrática Feminina Gaúcha). By the work of Giselda and Magda, the ADFG became the Brazilian arm of Friends of the Earth (Amigos da Terra), an international organization of Environment protection, with representation in more than 70 countries. Since then, both have traveled the world in international conferences, in the UN and World Bank Group.


Exhibition of the movie ‘Substantivo Feminino’
Date:  November 21st
  7 pm.

Technical form:
Direction: Daniela Sallet and Juan Zapata
62 min

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