WE MUST BE DREAMING
David Bert Joris Dhert | Brasil, Belgium 2016 | 61 Min. | OmeU
The FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016 brought Brazilian flair into the living rooms across the world. The host country hoped for economic upturn, however, disillusionment set in long before these major sport events even started: eviction, police violence, and protests were on the agenda. Entire settlements were pulled down over night in order to provide the required infrastructure. We Must Be Dreaming tells about these stirring years from the perspective of an indigenous human rights activist, a Pelé impersonator, as well as a photographer in Rio de Janeiro.
David Bert Joris Dhert is a Belgian documentary filmmaker and visual artist working in the field of visual anthropology. Since 2010, he lives between Belgium and Brazil. Focussed on the balance corporations/individuals and indigenous/nations, his work has been invited for film festivals, anthropological symposia as well as for contemporary art exhibitions. Graduated as development economist at Ghent University, Belgium, he started to work with moving images right after graduation.
- Ancestral ground, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Sphinx cinema, Gent, Belgium
- Festival de Cine Fútbolero, Bogotá - Medellin - Cali, Colombia
- Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium
- IVSA 2017 international conference for visual sociology, Montréal, Canada
- Viscult international documentary and ethnographic film festival, Finland
- Athens Ethnographic Film Festival (opening film), Greece
- Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, Washington DC, US
- Antropofest, Prague CZ