Brasília: Life After Design + Director Q&A
Brasília: Life After Design is a documentary examining the legacy of architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lúcio Costa’s city planning through the lives of three Brasília residents.
About Brasília: Life After Design + Director Q&A
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Director Bart Simpson will be taking part in a live video Q&A following the screening to answer audience questions about the city, its people and the process of making a film about these two interwoven aspects of life.
2,000 kilometres from the Amazon and 18 hours drive from Rio, the city of Brasília, the capital of Brazil, is a mythical place. A concrete utopia spawned out of the desert, the stark beauty of the city now acts as a backdrop to isolation, changing values, and the dynamic power and politics of today’s Brazil.
In 1956 at the rebirth of Brazilian democracy, visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lúcio Costa invented an urban plan and structures that would attempt to micromanage the daily activity of human life. The unabashed goal was to create the space that would birth “the new Brazilian citizen.” The haunting ambiance of Niemeyer and Costa’s dream echoes through the lives of a range of characters, each trying to make their mark on the city: Sergio, the stalwart urbanist; Helize, studying to become a federal civil servant, and street vendor Willians. Brasília: Life After Design takes us to a city rarely seen by the international viewer. Featuring a haunting, intimate score and images that take us deep into the city, Brasília: Life After Design brings a human face to a utopian ideal and asks the question: What is it like to live in someone else’s idea?
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