My Name Is Baghdad

My Name Is Baghdad

Original title: My Name is Baghdad
Director: Caru Alves de Souza
Cast: Grace Orsato, Karina Buhr, Marie Maymone, Helena Luz, William Costa
Country: Brazil
Year of production: 2020
Length (min): 96
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: Czech, English
Sales: Reel Suspects
Section: Generation

She is seventeen years old, grew up in the suburbs of São Paulo, Brazil, and calls herself Baghdad. She likes to spend her free time skating with her male friends in skateparks. With her boyish hairstyle and lo- ose clothes, she is almost indistinguishable from them, but she is the only one holding a camera. The “authentic” footage taken by the protagonist complements the loose sequence of episodes from her life in the film which thematises the search for one’s own identity and stands out for the veracity of the performances.

Caru Alves de Souza

The Brazilian director, screenwriter and producer is one of the two founders of the Tangerina production company. She started by making short films and documentaries and presented her feature debut Underage in 2013. Her second film My Name is Baghdad was screened at a number of festivals in Europe and America and competed in the Generation 14plus section at the Berlinale.

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