Biography: Eliciana Nascimento is an award-winning film director and producer. She holds an MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. Her short film The Summer of Gods premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2014 and won the Spirit Award and Best Cinematography at the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, as well as Special Recognition for Directing Narrative Award at the Black Star Film Festival. With this film, she reveals the beauty, culture and mythology of her people and hopes that it will encourage the preservation of Orishas traditions by inspiring viewers to honor them and learn more.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
The Summer of Gods (2015).
The Summer of Gods (2014).