first day

First day of Flip brings together poetry, cinema and a celebration of readings

The meetings and interactions of cinema and poetry defined the opening session of the 14th Paraty International Literary Festival. Celebrating the two art forms, the poet Armando Freitas Filho and the filmmaker Walter Carvalho shared with the public the emotion of working together - Carvalho made the documentary Manter a linha da cordilheira sem o desmaio da planície (2016), in which he filmed Armando over almost a decade, and which was screened following the conversation.

Under the curatorship and guidance of Roberta Estrela D’Alva, Allan Jonnes, Chacal, Daniel Minchoni, Emerson Alcalde, Esquina do Rap, Gabriela Wiener, Italo Moriconi, Kate Tempest, Mel Duarte and Sinhá all presented their work at Flip’s poetry reading sessions. The spirit of ‘Alternative Poetry’ was in the air, both in the evening’s tone of protest (against racism, chauvinism and the interim government of Michel Temer) and in the subversive power of the word. The event was open to the public and took place in the Big Screen Square, a town square with a giant screen showing the festival’s events.

The ‘Flipinha’ cultural program started yesterday (29th), when the ‘Casa do Tambor Percussão’ percussion group welcomed children with drumming sessions for the youngsters. One new event this year took place in the Library Marquee, in the form of a ‘Conversation Circle’, with the authors Yasmin Ziganshin and Raquel Matsushita.Over the next few days, workshops, shows and plays will take place in the Big Screen Square. Find out more!

The young people of the ‘Central FlipZona’ (a group of journalists made up of thirty students and monitors who are resident of the town of Paraty) yesterday (29th) took part in a social media workshop. The group was introduced to strategies designed to raise importance on social networks, through conversations with Carlos Alberto Ferreira, Social Media Director at Globo, and Daniela Pereira, Manager of Viewer Relations at the publishing and broadcasting company. Read a summary of the day!

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