Brazilian Tiradentes Film Fest Announces 2012 Winners

Last Saturday, January 28, the Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes, a Brazilian film festival that has been getting momentum in the past few years, announced the winner's of this year’s edition that ran January 20-28 at this colonial town in Minas Gerais. The main award as Best Film went to Adirley Queirós’s A cidade é uma só? / Is the City One Only? (pictured). The film explores the daily life of a socially excluded portion of the Brazilian population living in and around the capital city. In addition, the jury selected as Best Film Eduardo Morotó's Quando morremos a noite / When We Die at Night.
The Youth Jury’s pick for Best Film was HU from Pedro Urano and Joana Traub Cseko a documentary film that is a unique study of a building divided in two. On one side, it is a public hospital, and on the other, a ruin. Through the exploration of this building, the filmmakers examine the state of Brazil’s public health and education systems.  Lastly, the Audience Award went to Helvécio Ratton documentary film O mineiro e o queijo / Minas People and their Cheese. Ratton’s film delves into the world of the Minas’ artisanal cheese and the thousands of families whose livelihood depends on its production.