Viviane Blumenschein is a Brazilian filmmaker and cinematographer who has made a name for herself as a masterful director of documentaries and short films. Her work has been shown in numerous international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, and Rotterdam.
Blumenschein was born in Rio de Janeiro and began her studies in film and digital media at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. After completing her studies, she moved to São Paulo and began working as a film editor. She also worked in production and direction for Brazilian television, before deciding to pursue her dream of directing her own films.
Blumenschein's first feature-length documentary, My Brother's Voice, was released in 2009. The film follows the life of a Brazilian family living in the United States and their struggles with immigration and assimilation. The film was a critical success, receiving awards from various international film festivals.
Blumenschein's next feature-length documentary, The Red Line, was released in 2012. The film follows the lives of three Brazilian immigrants living in the United States and their struggles with adapting to a new culture. The film was also a critical success, receiving awards from the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival.
In 2014, Blumenschein directed her first short film, The Invisible Women. The film follows a group of women from Rio de Janeiro's favelas and their stories of resilience and courage. The film was a critical success, receiving awards from the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and the New York International Short Film Festival.
In 2016, Blumenschein directed her second feature-length documentary, The Children of the Wind. The film follows the lives of two Brazilian children living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro and their struggles with poverty and violence. The film was a critical success, receiving awards from the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Blumenschein continues to write, direct, and produce documentaries and short films, focusing on stories of resilience and hope. Her work has been featured in numerous international film festivals, and she is considered one of the leading voices in Brazilian documentary filmmaking.