While we are here

Enquanto estamos aqui

Brazil, 2019, 77 min, Colour and B&W

Lamis and Wilson are migrants in New York. She's a Lebanese that just arrived, and he's a Brazilian that has lived there illegally, for 10 years. An hybrid narrative constructed with a poetic approach; a travel diary that becomes a chronic and takes us into the essence of human micro-politics in times of globalization: an uncertain kingdom of desire, hope and fears.



Clarissa CampolinaLuiz Pretti


Luana Melgaço


Clarissa Campolina,Luiz PrettiRodrigo Fischer


Luiz PrettiClarissa Campolina


Pedro Durães


Clarissa Campolina (1979), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Filmmaker. Partner of the Anavilhana Production Company. She had directed documentaries, installations, short and feature films. In 2015, the DAAD, Art Residency Program held a retrospective of her work at Arsenal Cinema (Berlin, Germany). “Girimunho”; “Swirl” (2011) her first feature film, won the “Interfilm Award” at Venice Film Festival. “While We Are Here”; is her second feature. Luiz Pretti (1982), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Filmmaker and editor. Founder of the production company/collective Alumbramento. He currently lives in Belo Horizonte where he started his production company, Errante. “While We Are Here”, co-directed with Clarissa Campolina is his fifth feature. His previous works were shown at Venice, Locarno, IFFR Rotterdam, Rome, Viennale, Oberhausen, among others. Nowadays he’s writing two features.


Netherlands, 2019, IFFR Rotterdam,

IFFR Rotterdam, Netherlands 2019 -

United Kingdom, 2019, Sheffield Doc/Fest,

Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom 2019 -

United States, 2019, Art Of The Real,

Art Of The Real, United States 2019 -

Brazil, 2019, Olhar do Cinema,

Olhar do Cinema, Brazil 2019 -


Kino Rebelde
María Vera
Lisbon. Portugal.