Directed By: Bosco da Costa | Runtime: 10 min | Plays In Short Block: None

Argemira is a visually rich documentary shot in Recife, Brazil. The documentary narrates the life of an 85-year-old nun who lives in a convent in the busy streets of downtown Recife. The film uses powerful visual aids to illustrate the emotional journey of Maria Madalena, a woman who had to overcome numerous obstacles to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a nun. She reflects on the challenges related to her womanhood, family and her ground-breaking condition within the Catholic church that defies centuries of traditions.


October 18, 20193:30 PMTheater 11
October 19, 201911:45 AMTheater 8

* If filmmakers are present, there will be a 15 minute Q&A after the end credit sequence.


Film Type: Short
Main Genre: Documentary
Sub Genre: Family
Country of Origin: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Premiere Status: East Coast