Eliza Capai

Eliza Capai is an independent documentary filmmaker who focuses on representing social issues and thinking about creative modes of production, narration, and distribution. Her first feature, “Here Is So Far” (2013), is based on encounters with women during a seven-month trip across Africa. Her second film, “The Tortoise and the Tapir” (2016), investigates the gigantic hydroelectric plants built and planned in the middle of the Amazon rainforest during Brazil’s worst drought in decades. Capai´s latest film, “Your turn”, is about the student takeover of schools in response to educational budget cuts in Brazil. It will premiere in Berlinale (2019).

The South African International Film Festival

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