An old brazilian legend says that 'Saudade' was created by the African gods, that the enslaved people don’t forget their beloved ones and where they come from. Triggered by the disease of her father, the afro Brazilian directress Denize Galiao explores her deepest feelings for her home and her roots which she does not want to lose after 20 years of living in Germany. The word 'Saudade' which cannot be translated into any other language is the red line through the story of a family that lives between two different cultures.
Dir. Denize Galiao - 31min - 2019 - Germany
"The movie 'Saudade' is the result of a time in my life when I had to live between two worlds, Brazil and Germany, caused by the disease of my parents. Saudade is a feeling which can be translated as deep longing. This word plays a big role in Portuguese language and was the perfect way to tell my story of migration and about the disappearance of my home. Through this film the the viewer dives into my world of feelings, goes on a journey between Brazil and Germany and jumps into the past, present and future." - Denize Galiao, Director
"a richly layered film about emigration and identity, and about how culture forms your worldview." - IDFA, Winner Best Student Documentary.
"exquisitely captures the essence of family, love, and home" - Full Frame Documentary Film Festival