Navigating an undiagnosed disability, filmmaker Daniel Gonçalves searches for understanding and identity through a tapestry of past memories and present reflections in his evocative documentary.
AWARDS: Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Índias/ Special Mention Documentary Direction. Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival/ Best feature film. Mostra de Cinema de Gostoso/ Best feature film (Audience award). Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes/ Special mention. Festival Assim Vivemos/ Best Documentary. Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival/ Best feature film and Audience award. Rare Stories
OFFICIAL SELECTION: IDFA/ Dok.fest München/ Sydney Film Festival/ FIDBA – Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires/Closing film at the Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival/ São Paulo International Film Festival/ Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema/ Semana de Cinema/ Mostra do Filme Livre/ CineOP
My Name Is Daniel - Journey, Identity, Reflection, Undiagnosed
In this Film, Rio-based filmmaker Daniel Gonçalves embarks on a profound journey to understand the undiagnosed disability he was born with. Utilizing intimate family archives interwoven with contemporary footage, this deeply personal documentary offers a poignant window into Daniel's life, moments, and musings. As he delves into his past, we're taken on a reflective odyssey that transcends medical explanations and touches the very core of identity and self-awareness.