EVERYTHING MUST COME TO LIGHT...

South Africa/Brazil, 2002, Mini DV PAL – 25 minutes – 4:3 English Subtitles – Copyright: GALA 2002 SYNOPSIS Mpumi Njinge delves into the unique life style of three women who live in Soweto, South Africa, and practice as Sangomas: Jama, Tshidi and Gog Lindi. They are articulate, sympathetic women who share their unusual stories in a realm that is often shrouded in silence and secrecy. After leaving their husbands, two of the women were able to explore their sexuality in relation to other women as a result of their dominant male ancestors instructing them to take wives. The relationship with their ancestors and the roles that they play in their healing powers and their sexuality are focal points in this documentary, which is supported by unique township visuals and original soundtracks. CREDITS Writer / Director: Paulo Alberton & Mpumi Njinge Producers: Ruth Morgan, GALA, OIAFF Director of Photography: Paulo Alberton Editor: Paulo Alberton Research: Ruth Morgan, Mpumi Njinge, Graeme Reid Funders: HIVOS Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Out In Africa Gay And Lesbian Film...

WATER AND I – EU e ÁGUA...

Brazil 1998 – Beta SP NTSC – 12 Min – Portuguese with English subtitles   SYNOPSIS In this experimental short film, a naked man is sharing his intimate and human feelings with the nature when he is surprised and seduced by this other man that comes from the ocean. A sensual and lyrical “pas de deux” inspired by the Brazilian Indigenous legend of the Dolphin (in gay version), celebrating beauty and desire. 1998 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: MOSTRA DO MUSEU DA IMAGEM E DO SOM – São Paulo CREDITS Producer: Lu Gallo, Paulo Alberton Director of Photography: Paulo Alberton Editor: Paulo Alberton Actors: Manoel Candeias, Daniel Alvin, Ricardo Iazetta Narration: Paulo Alberton Composer: Ana Luiza Fridman Singer: Monica Salmaso Art Work: Ionit Mitnik Support of: 3 Laranjas, Canal M REVIEW GMagazine review for MixBrasil Film Festival “…One of the Festival’s national highlights is the sensitive and homo-erotic videopoem Water and I, directed by Paulo Alberton…”  ...