are What You Are Born For
(6 minutes) Brazil
Director: Roberto Berliner
Producer: Renato Pereira
UNAFF screening schedule
vertigo provoked by vision. Absence provoked excess. The compromise
with surviving. A whole life based on absence. Three blind sisters
sing begging for money in Campina Grande, state of Paraíba.
They declare that it was their fate to be blind.
Roberto Berliner graduated in social communication and journalism
at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. His work includes documentaries
and musical events. Mr. Berliner edited the "Ovidio" by
filmmaker Joaquim Pedro de Andrade and received the Best Editing
Prize at the Festival de Video do Rio. In 1988 he directed the documentary
"Angola" which was awarded with special prize from the
Centre International de Creation Video Montbeliard Belfort and from
the Festival Fototica Video Brazil. You are What you are Born
for won numerous awards: Best Latin American Film at Festival
in Bilbao, Best Brazilian Documentary at the film festival in San
Paulo and Certificate of Merit at San Francisco International Film
Festival. From 1991 Mr. Berliner is a partner in TV Zero.