kweliTV | THE SUMMER OF GODS

THE SUMMER OF GODS \ 20min \ BRAZIL

A troubled young girl named Lilly unites with her Afro-Brazilian religious ancestry on a summer visit with family to their ancestral village in rural Northeast Brazil. Soon after her arrival, she encounters Orishas (African gods) who join with her grandmother to help her find peace with a gift that has previously vexed her.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Winner, Directing Narrative - BlackStar Film Festival; Best Short - Plateau Festival International De Cinema; Winner, Diaspora Narrative - Silicon Valley African Film Festival; Best Short (Foreign Language) - PHILFILM; Best Short, Global Girls Filmfest; Best Cinematography - Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival; Official Selections - CANNES; African Diaspora Film Festival; Festival Cine Afro; Encontro Zozimo Bulbul; African Film Festival

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Eliciana Nascimento

Eliciana Nascimento is an award-winning film director and cinematographer with an MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. Her short film, The Summer of Gods, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 and received several awards from a variety of international film festivals. Nascimento is currently an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University where she teaches cinematography and film production. She is also working as director-cinematographer of her new documentary in the African Diaspora. 

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