The jury considered that the film in an
exciting way approaches subjects like urban living, consumer society and shows
diferente kinds of cultural expressions in
this context while leaving room for the public to reflect and reach its own
With humour, few resources and in a simple yet
very communicative way, the film brings our attention and sensitizes us to
water waste, one of the most crucial issues o four times. The film raises hope trhat due to the commitment
of younger generations our planet will be in better hands.
Both films deal with issues that are relevant
anywhere in the world. They discuss them using a universal language.
Feature Lenght Films
The jury decided to split the best feature length award between two of
the competition films. One works with cinematographic language and its
artistic potential in search of the right form to deal with its
subject. The other film uses a more didactical and journalistic
approach. Both reach their objective with effectiveness.
Best Film ex aequo
The film raises a crucial and rarely discussed question – how to communicate to generations, centuries and even millennia into the future, the very long term dangers of atomic waste. Through the creative use of cinematographic means, the film inspires the audience to reflect upon the complexity of the problem and sensitizes the public to the impact beyond our lifetime.
THE LIGHT BULB CONSPIRACY
As a result of detailed research, with balance between archival footage and original material, the film raises a fundamental question of our times: the deliberate shortening of product life spans by large corporations and its impact on the environment. The film encourages the audience to be a conscious consumer in order to deal with the problem.
The documentary brings our attention to the relationship between excessive use of electronic means and nature. To swap the computer for the forest may change everything in a youngster’s life. The film also challenges our visual perceptions of nature.
People's Choice Award
With more than 76% of the votes of the audience that saw it. The director Suzan Beraza accepted the Tainá (star in Tupi, one of the languages of native Brazilians) and R$ 3.000,00.
Rio de Janeiro, November 24, 2011
Manoel de Almeida e Silva