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What are the relationships between crafts and contemporary art? we discuss the importance of crafts In dialogue with artists, critics and curators highlighting what is current in Brazilian art production.

Therefore, some of the central themes of this documentary are: the handwork, the choice of materials and how the knowledge is elaborated and transmitted. Based on conversations with artists that cross varied fields, we show the diverse ability in Brazilian production from crochet to audiovisual, from engraving, collage and sculpture with many other forms of artistic expression.

The reflections gathered indicate crafts are also a form of resistance against to a speedy world where objects are discarded too quickly. The intersection between crafts and contemporary art find a poetic and powerful criticism addressed a world overloaded by consumption. 



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

Interview with: Ernesto Neto, Fernando Cocchiarale, Franklin Cassaro, Frederico Morais, Jarbas Lopes, Lia Letícia, Lourival Cuquinha, Luiz Camillo Osorio, Marcos Cardoso, Maurício Castro, Paulo Paes, Rosana Palazyan

Content collaborator: Frederico Morais
Screenwriters: Rosa Melo, Roberta Canuto and Gabriel Bogossian 
Assistant director and editor: Gabriel Bogossian

Music: Chelpa Ferro, Cabelo, Juvenil Silva, Ava Rocha, Frente 3 de Fevereiro, Isaar, Catarina Dee Jah 

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 Artística Ltda and AC Produções 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: Link Digital 
Colorist: Paulo Carou
Production sound mixer: Ricardo Mansur
Assistant editor: Barbara Morais
Images research: Bárbara Morais and Gabriel Bogossian

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