Translated: HIGH TIDE OF THE CINEMA
This work aims to present a panorama of the caiçara culture, its traditions, conflicts and resistance through the lived experiences and videos produced for a project called Maré Cheia de Cinema that takes place in Ponta Negra-Paraty.
The film festival is organized by Coletivo João do Rio annually since 2010 (paralyzed at the moment because of the pandemic) and its main characteristic is the screening of Brazilian movies in different formats and styles — long and short movies, fiction, documentaries and animation —, all free of charge, out in the open, directly at the beach. There is also the AME (art, movement and ecology) workshop, video workshops and a race on the traditional Caiçara rowing boat, as a way to showcase the local culture.
Throughout the four days, each edition shows four different feature length movies and around twenty short movies. The videos produced and edited during the festival are also shown to the public. About 35 screenings already happened, with about 240 movies — 15 of which were created locally, with the community.
IDENTIDADE CAIÇARA, PONTA NEGRA – MARÉ CHEIA 2013
6ª MOSTRA MARÉ CHEIA DE CINEMA – PRAIA DE PONTA NEGRA – PARATY. 2016.
Domitila Almenteiro: Architect (UFRJ-Università di Bologna) currently doing her master degree at PROARQ (UFRJ); Founding partner of MUTA and cofounder of Casa de Estudos Urbanos; Producer of Mostra Maré Cheia de Cinema and Cine Mureta.
Pablo De Las Cuevas: Architect (UFRJ-HAH Madrid); Founding partner of MUTA and cofounder of Casa de Estudos Urbanos; Producer of Mostra Maré Cheia de Cinema and Cine Mureta.
Ronald Almenteiro: Producer, cofounder of Coletivo João do Rio Produtor Cultural, Creator, producer and curator of Mostra Maré Cheia de Cinema.