Lázaro Faria

Biography: Lázaro Faria started in 1990 at Bahia X Movies, where he produced commercials for all Brazil, political and institutional marketing programmes for television. In the following years, he produced and directed the 16 mm documentary Os Orixás da Bahia, and travelled to India to produce and direct the documentary video Satytananda, made a documentary film about the party Yemanjá, embarked on an expedition through the Amazon and the Western boundaries and made the film Amazônias. His first feature film City of Women (A Cidade das Mulheres) received awards from BNDS and won the Golden Armadillo for best feature film at the XXXII Journey Film of Bahia. In the same year he produced, cinematographed and directed Mandinga em Manhattan, a documentary about capoeira. His films were selected at numerous festivals in Brazil and abroad, as well as at the universities of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Notredame. Faria also created the system GeoVid, a digital tool. In addition, he is president of Casa de Cinema da Bahia, where he produced documentaries and fiction films such as TV documentary Mandinga en Colombia and Connecting South, with the participation of Gilberto Gil.

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Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
City of Women [A Cidade das Mulheres] (1999).

Filmography:
Arembepe (1977);
A Comunidade no Poder (1980);
O Cometa Harley (1981);
Lagrima de Crocodilo (1982);
I Festival de Verão da Bahia (1983);
Minha Vó em Pituaçu (1983);
Ilha de Maré (1988);
Futebol na Praia (1989);
Satytananda (1992);
Som da Rua (1993);
Ópera Cólera (1994);
Yá Omi Karòdó (1996);
O Segredo do Faraó (1998);
Os Orixás da Bahia (1999);
City of Women [A Cidade das Mulheres] (1999);
Amazônias (2000);
Estórias de Jorge (2001);
Pop Zen Lampirônicos (2001);
Raimundo Sodré (2001);
Lua Violada (2002);
O Corneteiro Lopes (2003);
Mandinga em Manhattan (2005);
Seu Mané Quem Quer e o Demo (2006);
A Psicanalise e o Filme (2007);
O Negro e o Cinema (2008);
Mandinga en Colombia (2009);
Palavras de Paz (2009).