ERIKA PESSANHA via Crowdrise
April 12, 2012
BENEFITING: AMHERST CINEMA ARTS CENTER INC
Our two podcasts were more successful:
American History X
Through them, we discuss issues such as violence, segregation, consumption values, leadership, respect for differences, self-knowledge, among other subjects.
We want a day to bring these debates to public schools in Brazil, in an intelligent way. We have this capability.
We believe that dialogue is essential for human growth.
Food is important, do not leave hungry thinking. But we have to advance to the next step, which is to make the individual aware of the various choices he could have during her lifetime.
If God exists, we believe that this is what he wants for his children. That question. To learn. That are responsible for their choices. For this to happen, education can not impose limits. We can not segregate. Can not impose ideas. We can not make children believe that they are different from each other, that their religion makes them different from each other, that their color makes them different from each other, ideas.. nationality ... ...
Here in Brazil, despite the people boast of their miscegenation, many still believe that the output is in football, in the simple drum beat. How to achieve a philosophical culture was utopia. We dont value our origens. Not searched efficiently. We do not even like to be proud of it. And that's what I want to be able to do one day, through the films. So who knows one day we can record our history better, based on our own values.
Culture is not just the "blockbusters", is mainly in the "reviews". Our intention is to support cinema as a vehicle for learning, especially for young people.
Recognize directors and their characteristics, to understand the changing rhythms of a film timeline. Help sort. What can be the return of "help sort"? Training future generations, inspired by classics, maybe plant some seeds that germinate can grow new directors, screenwriters, actors.
Our culture is vast (in Brasil).
Enhance our looks to the art of our century. Rounds of directors, rounds of specific subjects (ex: arts movies), discussions on physical locations ... this is our goal.
Therefore, I can not talk about my "cinemafilia", not to mention the "Cinema Icaraí". Youth under 30 years: in the 70s and early 80s, a film take long to move from film to television or other media of the time.
The release of a film was a big event, the business was not to arrive early to stand in line doubling to block from "Alvares Moreira", and always worth facing the queue, I saw several other people sitting in the hallway.
The censorship had to be respected, then, I remember a few passages in which "we, the children who were playing by blocks Icaraí" (believe me, it existed), we went to the door of the "cinema Icaraí" to attend the session, I remember this uproar in the movie "shark," we wanted to do more than 18 years to enter in any movie, than to vote or learn to drive. The film invades people. Even if you do not want something there, it will now be yours, passively.
And so I'm one of cinéfilas (movie lover): if I say "I know, life has taught me," is bullshit, much of this learning was sitting on red chairs in the "Cine Icaraí", or breathing the films that my father encouraged me to see.