Hybrids - The Spirit of Brazil
Director(s): Priscila Telmon & Vicent Moon

Category: Documentaries
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Status: Completed
Release Date: 2017
Duration: 90 min

Associated Producers: Julio Hey & Mário Patrocínio BRO CINEMA.
Nadine May & Tom Michelbelger, Michelberger.

Festivals: CPH:DOX, Denmark, 2017; IDFA, Holland, 2017; MoMA Doc Fortnight, New York, 2018; Festival Nouveau Cinema, Canada; 41a Mostra de São Paulo, Brazil, 2017; Mimo, Brazil, 2017; Dokufest, Kosovo, 2017; Big Ears, Knoxville, USA, 2018; Ambulante, Mexico, 2018; Unsound, Poland; Barbican, London UK; Day for Night, Houston, USA; Fes Sacred Music Festival, Morocco; Pachamama, Brazil; Inedit, Chile; Censurados, Peru; Ezera Skanas, Latvia; Mekudeshet, Jerusalem; Milano Film Festival, Italy; Opus I, USA; Imagine Science, USA; Meca Festival, Brazil; Yogyakarta Biennal, Indonesia; Muff Festival, Uruguay; Mash Festival, Italy; See you Sound, Italy; Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland; EICTV, Cuba; Heliodora Festival, Brazil; Musee D’Ethnographie de Geneve, Switzerland.
From 3 years of research around Brazil, HÍBRIDOS, THE SPIRITS OF BRAZIL dives into the sacred culture of the largest country in South America through a very poetic and sensorial approach. As an exploration of trance-cinema, the film breaks down the distance between the viewer and the subject, guiding them trough a realm of movements, of non-stop dances, of music pulsating at high rhythms, creating in its core a new perspective about what might be the invisible and how to we deal with it in a creative way. An ethnographic journey into the world of sacred ceremonies and their diversity, as well as a trip into cinema as a pure poetic language. Without any voices paving the way, only the sounds of the rituals and the chants of the devotees, Híbridos is a music film of a new kind.