Ethel Oliveira and Julia Mariano

Éthel Oliveira is a documentary filmmaker, film club member, and editor. She is co-director of Sementes: Mulheres Pretas no Poder (Seeds: Black Women in Power,  2020). She studied Social Sciences at Fluminense Federal University, researching the Guaraní indigenous people in Rio and Mato Grosso do Sul through Ethnographic Film Laboratory and spent ten years producing human rights media projects in Pernambuco, Brazil. Her previous works are Terceira Diaspora (Third Diaspora) and Vinte de Novembro (November 20th, 2011), Arremate (The End, 2017), and the Baobá African Cinema Showcase in Recife (2018).   Júlia Mariano is a director, screenwriter, and producer. She graduated from Cuba's  School of Cinema and Television of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV). In 2014, Júlia  directed Ameaçados (The Threatened People), which won awards at Rio de Janeiro's Short Film Festival, São Paulo's Kinoforum Festival, and Maranhão's Guarnicê Film  Festival. In 2015 she directed Do Corpo da Terra (From the Body of the Land) produced in partnership with the Movimento dos Sem Terra (Landless Workers' Movement). In 2017 she founded NOIX CULTURA and directed the documentary series Desde Junho (Since June).