Joana Pimenta is a filmmaker from Portugal, living and working in the Unites States and Brazil. Her latest film Dry Ground Burning, co-directed with Adirley Queirós, tells the story of the Gasolineiras de Kebradas – a group of women from the periphery of Sol Nascente who steal oil and resist Bolsonaro’s presidency – as it echoes through the walls of Colmeia, the women’s prison of Brasilia. Dry Ground Burning premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, screened at the New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, among many others, and received more than 30 awards around the world. Dry Ground Burning had theatrical releases in the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, among other countries. Joana teaches in the department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University, where she is Director of Graduate Studies for Critical Media Practice and Director of the Film Study Center at Harvard.
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