We are pleased to announce the selection of the project from the Brazilian delegation that will take part in Doc Lab Montréal, documentary talent incubator, from November 17 to 22, 2023. Forum RIDM, presented by Netflix, is honoured to welcome director Janaina Wagner and producer Clarissa Campolina, who will present their feature-length project The Bag of the Night.
This collaboration with the Brasil CineMundi co-production market, aims to foster the professional and creative development of this Brazilian duo, and to stimulate cross-cultural exchanges between filmmakers and accredited market professionals.
With one of the highest feminicide rates in Brazil, the tiny municipality of Barcelos exists on the banks of the Rio Negro, lost amidst the idyllic landscape of the Amazon rainforest. The Bag of the Night unveils the presence of ghost women and girls who continue to inhabit this piece of land.
Photo from the project The Bag of the Night
This initiative, part of the Quebec-Brazil cooperation program, is made possible thanks to financial support from the Government of Quebec, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie.
For more details about the Doc Lab Montréal, visit the call for projects page.