Aquamazonida

João Leite
Documentary
40'
16

Synopsis

Heading upriver, the documentary "Aquamazonida” lets the Amazon River speak for itself.
Between popular legends and encounters with its habitants,
it tells us about its journey from its mouth up to Manaus,
in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
Its waters lit by an ever changing light,
allow us to sneak up close to its many secrets.
Natural forces, one after the other, help make this trip
a physical experience out of which magic sometimes surges, in the shape of the cobra grande ...
A generous film, that hopes to pay tribute
to this entire Amazonian complex with all its peoples, its rivers and its forest.

Director's biography

João Leite was born in Braga in northern Portugal in 1962.
Passionate about drawing he started studying at the Faculty of fone Arts of the University of Porto for one year.
He then worked as a sailor for two years and emigrated to Brazil where he lived in Maceiò, a northeastern city, for the following three years.
During this period he had two exhibitions of paintings, started playing the guitar and travelled this part of Brazil.
and travelled through this part of Brazil.

After returning to Portugal, he travelled to India for a few months and finally settled in Brussels where he achieved a degree at the High School of Art (Institut des Arts) in 1990.
In 1998, he finished the documentary "The game considered one the fine arts" (Le jeu, considéré comme un des beaux arts)
He started working as a freelance journalist and director of photography for several international television stations and taught in an audivisual school (academie arts visuels) in Brussels. In 2009, he became the director of a new TV station in Brussels, EuroparlTV for one year.
During this time he also had an exhibition of paintings in the city centre of Brussels and an exhibition of drawings at the Sablon in Brussels.
In 2009, he published the short fil "Lonelyland".
In 2010, he returned to Brazil and
in 2014, he shot the documentary "Aquamazonida" in the Amazon region.
In 2015, he was one of the winners of a photo competition for the city of Brussels (And you, how do you see the Brussels heritage?)
" Et vous comment voyez vous le patrimoine Bruxelois?"
2016, he had a photo exhibition "the 5 sources" in Brussels
He is a cinematographer, photographer, drawer, musician and a T'ai Chi practitioner.

Diffusions

2016
Festival do filme etnografico, Recife, Brasil
Cineeco Festival Internacional de Cinema Ambiental da Serra da Estrela, Seia, Portugal
Cineamazonia, Porto Velho, Brasil
Barcelona Human rights film festival, Spain

Prix

FESTIVAL DU FILM ETHNOGRAPHIQUE RECIFE, BRAZIL - MENTION SPECIAL DU JURY
CINEAMAZONIA, PORTO VELHO, BRASIL - BEST DIRECTOR

 

2018
Festival curieux voyageurs 2018, Saint-etienne, France

Aquamazonida
N° du film F277
Réalisateur nom Leite
Réalisateur prénom João
In progress No
Genre Documentaire
Durée minutes 40
Process Color
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Shooting format Video hd
Screening format Blu-ray
H264 Dvd
Subtitles Français
Espagnol Anglais
Screenplay Joao leite
Film editing Marie hélène dozo
Synopsis fr
au fil des eaux, le documentaire « aquamazonida » donne la parole au fleuve amazone. sous forme de légendes populaires et de rencontres avec ses habitants, il nous raconte son périple depuis son embouchure jusque manaus, au cœur de la forêt amazonienne.ses eaux éclairées par une lumière toujours changeante, nous permettent d’approcher au plus près ses multiples secrets. les forces naturelles se relaient pour faire de ce voyage,une expérience physique où la magie surgit parfois, sous la forme du cobra grande... un flm généreux qui prétend rendre hommage à tout ce complexe amazonien avec ses peuples, ses fleuves et sa forêt.
Synopsis en

heading upriver, the documentary "aquamazonida” lets the amazon river speak for itself.
between popular legends and encounters with its habitants,
it tells us about its journey from its mouth up to manaus,
in the heart of the amazon rainforest.
its waters lit by an ever changing light,
allow us to sneak up close to its many secrets.
natural forces, one after the other, help make this trip
a physical experience out of which magic sometimes surges, in the shape of the cobra grande ...
a generous film, that hopes to pay tribute
to this entire amazonian complex with all its peoples, its rivers and its forest.

Biographie du réalisateur
né à braga, portugal en 1962, joão leite a un penchant pour jack london, qui lui fait rêver de voyages. au portugal il fréquente beaux arts pendant un an et fait quelques performances théâtrales à porto et braga. ensuite, comme marin, il reste une année et demi dans l’archipel des açores. parti après au brésil, à maceiò, il y réside pendant trois ans et présente une exposition de peinture à l’acrylique. il retourne alors en europe où il fait des études de cinéma à l'i.a.d. en belgique. dans les années 90 participe à une exposition de peinture dans une galerie du centre ville de bruxelles. vers 1999 un documentaire sur les tricheurs au jeu, « le jeu considéré comme un des beaux arts ». travaillant comme free-lance pour plusieurs tv's en europe tels la zdf, fr24, tf1, tv finland, rtp, tve, tvp,aptn, reuters, mostra. travaux de recherche avec archives. travaux production documentaire et long métrage avec poliana productions. années 2000 deux expositions une de peinture à la galerie art-pol à ixelles l'autre de dessins dans une galerie au sablon. 2009 à 2015 recherche sur le documentaire aquamazonida en belgique et au brésil. tournage en 2014, fnitions 2015.
Director’s biography João leite was born in braga in northern portugal in 1962.
passionate about drawing he started studying at the faculty of fone arts of the university of porto for one year.
he then worked as a sailor for two years and emigrated to brazil where he lived in maceiò, a northeastern city, for the following three years.
during this period he had two exhibitions of paintings, started playing the guitar and travelled this part of brazil.
and travelled through this part of brazil.

after returning to portugal, he travelled to india for a few months and finally settled in brussels where he achieved a degree at the high school of art (institut des arts) in 1990.
in 1998, he finished the documentary "the game considered one the fine arts" (le jeu, considéré comme un des beaux arts)
he started working as a freelance journalist and director of photography for several international television stations and taught in an audivisual school (academie arts visuels) in brussels. in 2009, he became the director of a new tv station in brussels, europarltv for one year.
during this time he also had an exhibition of paintings in the city centre of brussels and an exhibition of drawings at the sablon in brussels.
in 2009, he published the short fil "lonelyland".
in 2010, he returned to brazil and
in 2014, he shot the documentary "aquamazonida" in the amazon region.
in 2015, he was one of the winners of a photo competition for the city of brussels (and you, how do you see the brussels heritage?)
" et vous comment voyez vous le patrimoine bruxelois?"
2016, he had a photo exhibition "the 5 sources" in brussels
he is a cinematographer, photographer, drawer, musician and a t'ai chi practitioner.
Screenings

2016
festival do filme etnografico, recife, brasil
cineeco festival internacional de cinema ambiental da serra da estrela, seia, portugal
cineamazonia, porto velho, brasil
barcelona human rights film festival, spain

prix

festival du film ethnographique recife, brazil - mention special du jury
cineamazonia, porto velho, brasil - best director

 

2018
festival curieux voyageurs 2018, saint-etienne, france

Executive producer Yvan eygenraam
Production Ajc!
Production AJC! 16