25 OCT 2019

“ARUANAS” WILL BE SCREENED AT THE DENVER FILM FESTIVAL

Since 1978, the festival has been showing local and international films in order to promote cinema as an art form and also a civic forum. The title is part of the show “Focus on a National Cinema: Brazil” alongside seven other productions.

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“Aruanas”, a Globoplay original co-produced by Globo and Maria Farinha Filmes, was selected for screening at the Denver Film Festival, one of the world’s premier film festivals, on November 10. Since 1978, the festival has been showing local and international films in order to promote cinema as an art form and also a civic forum. The title is part of the show “Focus on a National Cinema: Brazil” alongside seven other productions.

Launched to the public in July via aruanas.tv digital environment, the series has just been integrated into the international catalog of Globo during Mipcom. Written by Estela Renner and Marcos Nisti, with the collaboration of Pedro de Barros, “Aruanas” tells the story of childhood friends Natalie (Débora Falabella), Luiza (Leandra Leal) and Verônica (Taís Araújo) who, together with Clara (Thainá Duarte), join forces to protect the environment and found the NGO Aruanas – an indigenous name that means “sentinel”.

With ten episodes, the series addresses an extremely relevant theme: the need to preserve the Amazon forest and the local community, and the importance of the work of activists in such context. Set in the Amazon, the plot had the technical partnership of Greenpeace to go beyond thriller and action, reinforcing the debate about preservation, biodiversity, and ultimately, about life.