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Rotterdam International Film Festival
Art of the Real
Montreal International Documentary Festival
A hybrid form of documentary, fiction, travelogue and letters makes for a compelling film diary in While We Are Here. The film focuses on Lamis, a Lebanese woman, who has just moved to New York and Wilson, a Brazilian man, and examines their relationship with each other and the city they call home. Directors Clarissa Campolina and Luiz Pretti bring together two different worlds while incorporating macro and geopolitical issues, such as globalization and migration, to this highly individual and fascinating film.
Brazil - 2019 - 1h 18m
Directed By: Clarissa Campolina, Luiz Pretti
Written By: Clarissa Campolina, Luiz Pretti
Starring: Marcelo Souza e Silva, Grace Passô, Mary Ghattas
Two lives cross in New York. Lamis, a Lebanese woman, has just moved to the city and describes her impressions while the Brazilian man Wilson has already lived there for 10 years. We never see them on the screen, but their relationship is described in poetic Arabic and Portuguese voice-overs, whi...