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There is Land!

Ana Vaz
Há terra!
Brazil, France 2015 / 13’

In showing Brazilian landscapes recorded with a 16 mm camera, Ana Vaz takes on issues related to refuge and refugees. Her documentary was not made in the typical style of reportage, which could have placed There is Land! in the category of films with a thesis. In this case, there are no easy questions or answers because the filmmaker makes searching for, and meeting with, otherness the explicit aim of her film.

Patryk Tomiczek


Cinéma du réel 2016 – Award for short films

Ana Vaz

Born in Brazil in 1987. An artist and filmmaker whose films deal with relationships between the self and others, myths and history. A graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains. Her films have been shown in New York, Toronto, Brussels, and Cologne, among other places.

Selected filmography

2008 Sacris pulso (short)
2013 A idade da pedra (short)
2014 Occidente (short)
2015 Ziemia / Há  terra! / There is Land! (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Ana Vaz
screenplay Ana Vaz
cinematography Ana Vaz
editing Ana Vaz
sound Ana Vaz
producer Olivier Marboeuf
production Spectre Productions
language Portugese
colouration colour