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The Cambridge Squatter

Original Title : Era O Hotel Cambridge
Year : 2016
Country : Brazil | France
Movie Duration : 99 min

Cast :

Isam Ahmad Issa, Paulo Américo, Juliane Arguello, Thais Carvalho

Production :

Tu Vas Voir, Nephilim Producciones, Aurora Filmes [BR]

Awards :

San Sebastián International Film Festival(2015), Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival(2016)
  • Synopsis
    The Cambridge Squatter shows us the unusual situation of the Brazilian homeless and refugees who squat together in an abandoned building in downtown Sao Paulo. The daily tension caused by the threat of eviction reveals the dramas, the joys and the different points of view of the squatters.
  • About Director

    Eliane Caffé

    Eliane Caffé born in 1961 in São Paulo, is a Brazilian filmmaker. She graduated in Psychology from the “Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo” and received her master’s degree at the “Institute of Aesthetics and Theory of the Ars” in Madrid, Spain. She began her career as a filmmaker with the short films “O Nose”, “Arabesco” and “Caligrama”, awarded in Brazil and in International Festivals. Parellel to directing she also coordinates audiovisual workshops in different conflict zones in São Paulo and in the interior of Brazil.


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