Brazilian Film Festival: My Name Is Baghdad

Film Program

Brazilian Film Festival: My Name Is Baghdad

Caru Alves de Souza
Organized by the Embassy of Brazil in Beirut, Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center (Brasiliban), and Metropolis Cinema

Wednesday 20 July, 20:30 to 22:30

In Portuguese with English subtitles
Free admission, mandatory online reservation

My Name is Baghdad
Directed by Caru Alves de Souza, 2020         
96’, Brazil

Cast: Grace Orsato, Karina Buhr, Suzy Rêgo, João Paulo Bienermann
Director of photography: Camila Cornelsen
Editing: Willem Dias
Music: Will Robson

My Name Is Baghdad (‘Meu Nome é Bagdá) (directed by Caru Alves de Souza) - Baghdad is a 17-year-old female skater, who lives in Freguesia do Ó, a working-class neighborhood in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Baghdad skateboards with a group of male friends and spends a lot of time with her family and with her mother’s friends. Together, the women around her form a network of people who are out of the ordinary. When Baghdad meets a group of female skateboarders, her life suddenly changes.

All films are with English subtitles.

Entrance is free | reservations can be made here