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Threshold

Coraci Ruiz, 77 min, 2020

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"Threshold" is an autobiographical documentary made by a mother who follows the gender transition of her adolescent son: between 2016 and 2019 she interviews him addressing the conflicts, certainties and uncertainties that pervade him in a deep search for his identity.

At the same time, the mother, revealed through a first-person narration and by her voice behind the camera that talks to her son, also goes through a process of transformation required by the situation that life presents her with by breaking old paradigms, facing fears and dismantling prejudices.

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Director

Coraci Ruiz has a degree in Dance (2002), a Master in Audiovisual Culture and Media (2009) and a PhD in Multimedia (2020), all from Unicamp (SP/Brazil). Also part of her background is the 2005 EICTV documentary filmmaking workshop.
She has been a documentary filmmaker since 2003, when she participated in the foundation of the production company Laboratorio Cisco. She works mainly as director and director of photography for documentaries. 
Among her main productions are the feature films "Threshold" (2020) and "Letters to Angola" (2012), which has participated in more than 30 festivals in 16 countries and was awarded prizes in Brazil, Angola, Portugal and Belgium; and the short films "Nostalgia, video letters to Cuba" (2005), "Another City" (2009), "Letters from Exile" (2015) and "Strong Feather" (2019). She is currently working on a feature film "Blooming on the asphalt" (selected for the LAB DOC of DOCSP 2020, with tutoring by Marta Andreu, and for the WIP of Conecta Chile, is expected to premiere in 2021).

 

with

Noah Silveira Ruiz |  Lena Bartman Marko  |  Coraci Ruiz

crew

Director and cinematographer

Screenplay

Executive producer

Editor

Narration text

Original soundtrack

Sound designer and mixer

Editing consultancy

Research coordination

Impact distribution production

Post-production coordination

Colorist
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Editor assistant

Executive production assistant

Illustration

Impact distribution

Coraci Ruiz

Coraci Ruiz e Luiza Fagá

Julio Matos

Luiza Fagá

Coraci Ruiz, Luiza Fagá and Julio Matos

Natália Mallo

Guile Martins

Cristina Amaral (DOCSP 2019)

Gilberto Alexandre Sobrinho

Rodrigo Díaz Díaz

Lucas Lazarini

Tobias Rezende

Marcelo Félix

Augusta Gui

Marcinho Zolá

Noah Silveira Ruiz

Taturana Mobilização Social

 

festivals

  • Hot Docs 2021 - Competitive Selection International Spectrum (International Première)

  • Ethnocineca - International Documentary Film Festival Vienna 2021 - Opening Film

  • 28º Festival Mix Brasil 2020: Best Direction

  • 14º For Rainbow – Festival de Cinema e Cultura da Diversidade Sexual e de Gênero 2020: Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Photography, Best Sound Design

  • 9ª SP Transvisão / SP Escola de Teatro, 2021

  • Mostra Transversa - Presenças Trans no Cinema Brasileiro / Escola Porto Iracema das Artes, 2020

  • Festival Cajubi 2021

  • Santos Film Fest – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Santos: Honor Mention

  • 9ª Mostra Audiovisual de Petrópolis

  • 2º Festival Mulheres+ do Audiovisual - Inffinito Film Festival 2021

  • 20º Cinemato - Festival de Cinema e Vídeo de Cuiabá: Best Feature Film - Films of the Resistance Programme by Audience

  • VI DIGO – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DA DIVERSIDADE SEXUAL E DE GÊNERO DE GOIÁS: Honor Mention

  • 1° Festival Internacional LGBTQIA+ Transamazônico - Brazil

  • Mostra Cinecuesta - Brazil

  • Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival - Germany

  • 24 Festival de Málaga - Spain

  • 36^ Lovers Film Festival - Italy - Best Documentary

  • Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer - Russia

  • 42nd Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) - South Africa - Closing Film

  • Doc Montevideo - La Semana Documental - Uruguai

  • Unicamp Queer 2021 - Brazil

  • Rio Festival de Cinema LGBTQIA+ - Brazil - Best Film

  • Gimli Film Festival (GFF) - Canada

  • Vitória Mostra Docs - Brazil

  • Festival AMOR  - Chile

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