While We Are Here

  • 9 10
  • 2019
  • 78min

This gem from the Rotterdam Film Festival is a chronicle-essay ... or rather a kind of diary, as philosophical as it is poetic, about the life of a Lebanese woman and a Brazilian man, both migrants, in New York.

Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam/ Art of the Real Festival/ 
Sheffield Doc/Fest/ Olhar de Cinema/ DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival/ IndieCork Film Festival/ São Paulo International Film Festival/ FIDOCS/ RIDM International Documentary Film Festival Montréal/ Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival/ Festival ECRÃ/ Forumdoc.bh Documentary Film Festival Belo Horizonte/ Cine Esquema Novo/ Transcinema, International Film Festival/ Mostra | Cinema Brasileiro em Cartaz. Brazil/ Novos Cinemas Pontevedra International Film Festival/ Nepal Human Rights Film Festival/ Cámara Lúcida · Encuentros Cinematográficos

While We Are Here. Poetic postcards of two Brazilians in New York 

Lamis and Wilson are migrants in New York. She’s a Lebanese that just arrived, and he’s a Brazilian that has lived there illegally for 10 years. 

An hybrid narrative constructed with a poetic approach; a travel diary that becomes a chronic and takes us into the essence of human micro-politics in times of globalization: an uncertain kingdom of desire, hope and fears.

Production Companies

Anavilhana Filmes


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