Espero tu (re)vuelta
Espero tu (re)vuelta Eliza Capai (Brazil, 2019, 93 min.)
The film explores the student fight through the eyes of three youths, all former secondary school students: Lucas Penteado, Marcela Jesús and Nayara Souza. Using their own voices, they take us through the waves of protests that occurred in 2013 in Brazil, culminating in the removal of Dilma Rousseff in 2016 and victory by presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in 2018. The film centres around the school occupations in 2015 in response to the education reorganisation announced by the government of the province of São Paulo under Geraldo Alckmin. It would have constituted the closure of more than 90 schools and the relocation of some 300 thousand students to other facilities. Students occupied more than 200 schools under the motto Occupy and Resist and inspired young people across the country.
The three narrators offer their own points of view and experiences but have in common their activism in support of quality public education and a more inclusive city. Battles for collective rights also resulted in significant individual achievements; debates on feminism, LGBTQ issues and anti-racism took shape as part of the occupations. Young people transformed their relationships and how they see and present themselves in the world.
Screening curated by Ekhiñe Etxeberria, Flor de Múgica, Laida Mendia and Renán Camilo, Film Curating Studies students of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola.