A piece of land surrounded by stories

Date: 2011
Role: Director

This is a documentary that I directed in Florianópolis, Brazil. Floripa (as it’s colloquially known) is an island well known as a tourist destination in Brazil. We wanted to show how much innovation was happening on the island, and that there’s much more to Floripa than beautiful beaches and tourist attractions. We contacted 4 innovators, namely a artisan beer brewer, a professor that lead a team to build sustainable buildings, a movie crew that created the first stop motion movie in Brazil and probably in Latin America, and a research team that introduced a foreign algae to local oyster fishermen to allow them to have an alternative and complementary source of income.