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.

. Awarded by the 2nd edition of Stories that Remains Program from the Brazilian Steel Company Foundation

. Selected for the Pitching Documental of DocMontevideo 2015, with consultancy of Koen Suidgeest and Marta Andreu

. Selected for the Doculab Rough Cut Lab at Guadalajara International Film Festival 2017.

. Selected for the 8th Brasil Cinemundi, a coproduction forum organized by Mostra Cine BH 2017.