CineLatino: The Films of Ana Vaz

Directed by Ana Vaz

Part of the Fall 2022 CineLatino Series 

September 28, 2022

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Event Description

Prerecorded conversation between the director Ana Vaz and Nicolás Pereda, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film & Media at UC Berkeley.


The films of Brazilian filmmaker Vaz make us question what cinema can be and emphasize its limitations to capture the real. They celebrate the medium’s possibility to engage the senses in surprising new ways by reconsidering the limits of our perception. Using a myriad of techniques, including combining found footage with her own images, Vaz’s films at once show and obscure, explore relationships between clashing environments, present history as a series of entanglements in order to challenge colonial discourses, and suggest that memories are dynamic entities without which no common sustainable future can be constructed.

Films in this screening

Apiyemiyekî? Ana Vaz, Brazil, France, Netherlands, Portugal, 2019

Occidente Ana Vaz, France, Portugal, 2014

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird Ana Vaz, Portugal, 2014


Cosponsored by the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.

More Information

Short films screening website.