Galáxias is a series of 12 documentaries that compares and puts in dialogue different views of Brazil today. It has a transdisciplinary character and works several logics simultaneously. The thematic axis of each program organizes these forms and visions about the complexities of the transforming Brazilian world. The themes of the programs are: cities, individuals and behavior, media, science and university, economics, politics, environment, basic education, aesthetic production, social movements, national identity, Brazil in the world.
Seventeen Brazilians with diverse experiences and backgrounds talk about all these themes. They are: Ailton Krenak, indigenous leader; Antonio Risério, anthropologist and essayist; Cao Guimarães, video artist; Daniel Melin, graffiti artist; Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, anthropologist; Emicida, rapper; Francisco Bosco, philosopher and essayist; Jaime Amorim, leader of the MST; Jesse de Souza, sociologist; José Miguel Wisnik, musician, composer and essayist; Kleber Mendonça Filho, filmmaker and film critic; Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, economist; Mayana Zatz, geneticist and town planner; Mário Magalhães, journalist; Media Ninja Collective; Moacir dos Anjos, curator and art critic; Paulo Mendes da Rocha, architect.
In addition to these interviewees, other points of view are given by works of art that also aim to dialogue with the viewer. The image, the music and other narratives construct the polyphony of the programs.
Conception and direction: Isa Grinspum Ferraz
Executive production: Pablo Torrecillas
Arguments: Antonio Risério
Screenwriting: Isa Grinspum Ferraz, Marcelo Macca, João Grinspum Ferraz
Guideline development: Jaime Oliva, Aline Khoury
Research: Amália Santos, João Grinspum Ferraz, Jorge Grinspum
Production: Maíra Torrecillas, Guga Cunha, Flavia Candido
Photography: Tiago Tambelli, Thais Taverna, Leo Rudá
Art and vignettes: Leandro Lima
Original soundtrack: DJ Dolores
Direct sound: René Brasil, Carolina Barranco
Editing: Vânia Debs, Idê Lacreta, Eduardo Chataigner
institute of Brazilian Studies - IEB-USP