SEASON 1 | 01


With an investigative focus on Political Art, we bring some questions permeating all documentary:  What is political art? When can we say the art is political? Exploring different contexts in interviews with artists from different regions, this documentary shows the diversity of the production of Political Art in Brazil.

In simple language, we approach historical aspects of this production as well as social issues manifested on violence, ethnic identity, citizenship, territory and power. As a result, the documentary also calls the relationship between art and culture. We conclude in dialogue with artists, critics and curators that the Culture deals with consensuses, social norms and rules while Art destroys conventions, inquiring and throws us into unknown lands.

So when we think about Political Art, we are questioning the world and some of the main themes of our society.



Title: POLITICAL ART | Genre: Documentary | Runtime: 26min | Director: Rosa Melo | Host: Cabelo | Director of photography: Pablo Nóbrega | Story editor: Rodrigo Savastano | Production Companies: Rosa Melo Produções Artísticas Ltda and Hy Brazil Filmes | Co-Production: AC Produções Ltda e EBC/TV BRASIL | Funding by Funcultura Audiovisual Governo do Estado de Pernambuco

Interview with: Berna Reale, Cildo Meireles, Frente 3 de Fevereiro: Daniel Lima e Maurinete Lima, Gil Vicente, José Rufino, Lourival Cuquinha, Luisa Duarte, Marcelo Cidade, Marisa Flórido, Moacir dos Anjos, Paulo Bruscky, Ronald Duarte, Rosana Palazyan, Wagner Barja, Yuri Firmeza, Xico Chaves, Zélia Amador de Deus

Guest directors: Lucas Bambozzi, Lourival Cuquinha and Yuri Firmeza 
Screenwriters: Rosa Melo, Roberta Canuto and Gabriel Bogossian
Assistant director and editor: Gabriel Bogossian
Content producer: Paula Teixeira and Sofia Paciullo
Images research: Bárbara Morais and Gabriel Bogossian

Music: Chelpa Ferro, Cabelo, Clara Pinheiro and Fabio Rocha, Paulo Vivacqua 

Boom operators: Guga Rocha (PE), Davi Paes (PA, SP and RJ), Moabe Filho (PE and PB), Alexandre Kubrusly (RJ), Julio Braga (RJ), Breno Furtado (CE), Victor Valentim (DF) e Fabiano Rodrigues (RJ) Camera operators: Camila Marquez, Rosa Melo, Rodrigo Savastano, Lourival Cuquinha, Adalberto Oliveira, Lia Letícia, Wagner Novais, Marcelo Melo and Louise Botkay

Assistant camera and logger: Flávio Gusmão (PE and PB), Sofia Paciullo (RJ and SP), Luciana Magno (CE), Rafael Cabral (PE) and Christian Braga (PA)

Executive producer: Rosa Melo Produções Artísticas Ltda and AC Produções Ltda Ltda 
Production (PE): Adah Lisboa
Production (RJ): Bebel Kastrup and Leonardo Pirovano
Production assistant: Paula Teixeira
Administrative coordination: AC Produções Ltda and Angela Alves

Post-production supervisor: Inti Annie 
Color timer: dubColor 
Colorist: Pablo Nóbrega
Production sound mixer: Ricardo Mansur
Assintant editor: Bárbara Morais

Graphic design: Zoludesign - Luciana Calheiros and Aurélio Velho 
On-set dresser (host): Marta Rodrigues
Press officer: Tatiana Diniz

Theme Music by Chelpa Ferro
Opening sequence by Lia Letícia (in collaboration with Fernando Peres)
Font OTA/BANANA produced by Calois Amorim