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Searching Heleny

29m Animation, Documentary, Short 2022

Heleny Guariba, philosopher and theatre director, disappeared in 1971 under the Brazilian dictatorship. Searching Heleny uses the stitched and animated memories of her loved ones to reveal to us what could not be told in words. Inspired by the arpilleras - tapestries made with leftovers of fabric and simple stitches under the horrors of the Pinochet regime in Chile - that became a unique form of political resistance.

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Director

Esther Vital

Writer

Esther Vital

Producer

Giuliano Conti

Executive Producer

Giuliano Conti

Executive Producer

Laura Martinez Salinas

Language

Portuguese

Country

Brazil