A Cidade Não Para is a fifty minutes long documentary, recreating an archaeology of Santo André, a city located in a strategic region between the sea and the plateau of São Paulo, whose occupation is one of the oldest in Brazil. The documentary reveals the various layers of city under the present one, built by men and women of various ethnicities and provenances, throughout centuries of history. Through this history, we can better understand the very formation of Brazilian cities and their people.
We divided the narrative into five major periods, remarkable phases of the history of the region and, to a certain extent, of Brazil: the initial colonization of the territory by the Tupi People; the arrival of the Portuguese colonizers and the agrarian-export economy, with slave labor; the coffee and the railroad; the first industrialization; the postwar industry and the automobile age; globalization and the contemporary city.
The documentary was made as part of an urban education project that took place in Santo André.
Argument, screenwriting and direction: Isa Grinspum Ferraz
Executive production: Jorge Grinspum
Cinematography: Adrian Cooper
Image research: Helena Tassara e Mônica Médici
Film editing: Sílvia Hayashi
Assistant film editor: Olivia Brenga
Art direction: Victor Lema Rique
Original soundtrack/sound editing: Cacá Machado
Animation: Henrique Bacana
Narration: Pascoal da Conceição
Model: Ricardo Mendes
Finalization: Marco Del Fiol
Production: Martha Nogueira
Assistant screenwriter: Marcos Grinspum Ferraz
Direct sound: Gabi Cunha
Content coordination: Margareth Matiko Uemura, Giselle Megumi Tanaka, Rosana Denaldi
Content Consultants: Suzana Kleeb, João Sette Whitaker Ferreira,
Sylvia Helena Passarelli, Ermínia Maricato, Marly Rodrigues
Municipality of Santo André
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