A Mother’s Calling
Documentary – 80’, 2018
Script and Direction: Carol Benjamin
Editing: Isabel Castro
Cinematography: Mauro Pinheiro Jr.
Research: Julia Benjamin and Julia Franceschini
Script Consultancy: Daniela Capelato, Marcelo Gomes, Miguel Machalski, Flávia Castro and João Moreira Salles
Editing Consultancy: Karen Harley
Executive Production: Danielle Villanova and Maria Flor Brazil
A production by Carol Benjamin, Leandra Leal and Rita Toledo
Production Company: Daza Filmes
In a letter to her father, an ex-political prisoner, the filmmaker unveils her grandmother’s intimate writings attempting to understand the story of their family, against the brutal backdrop of the violence of Brazilian Military Dictatorship during the 1960’s.