docnow 2017 / Um Fio Mágico / A Magic Thread

Artist Statement

In search of his own identity and answers to his ancestors’ family history,  and spurred by reasons of survival, Eduardo left his family and country to immigrate to Canada. The artist left behind a brother, who transitioned into a trans-woman before Eduardo was able to better understand the situation and offer the appropriate support. The artist also hoped to help his two mothers having a better life in an oppressive, male-dominated society. Um Fio Mágico superimposes these narratives, allowing Eduardo to express his redefined identity as a brother, a son, a documentarian, an artist, and ultimately as a human being.

About The Artist

Born and raised in Brazil, Eduardo Nunes-Jansen came to Canada in the late 80’s as Brazil was emerging from its military dictatorship regime. Eduardo settled in Montréal and received his BEd from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Eduardo also studied theatre and voice with different professionals, including veteran actor and dancer Julien Bessette. Eduardo’s films are usually narratives told in the first person which explore existential questions and issues relevant to minority groups.

Artist
Eduardo Nunes-Jansen

Project Type
Film

Date
June 21, 2017

Hours
Doors at 5:30 pm
7:30pm–8:00 pm

Venue
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3
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After Party
9–12 pm
Paupers Pub
539 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6
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