Captivating stories, representative characters and intense dramas that reflect modern society in all of its layers. These are the ingredients that make up the narratives of the series that Globo showcases during the first edition of the Series Mania Digital Forum. In another initiative to remain connected, even with the current social movement caused by the pandemics of Covid-19, Globo adhered to the digital version of the festival that would happen in Lille, France.
Until April 7, Globo will showcase part of its catalog of short formats on the digital platform, highlighting the power that social stories have to transform and connect people. With stories that approach universal topics. The series include stories of social dramas, environmental dramas and supernatural thrillers told in a very unique way.
Among the productions that will be showcased, we have ‘Where My Heart Is’ and ‘Unsoul’ – that still haven’t premiered in Brazil and were selected to have their World Premiere at the Berlinale last month –, ‘Aruanas’ – a partnership with Maria Farinha Filmes – and ‘Harassment’, are all original Globoplay productions. The showcase will also include ‘Under Pressure’ – a partnership with Conspiração Filmes – and ‘Justice’, with two nominations to the International Emmy Awards.
The series are important because they approach socially relevant topics all over the world and give voice to unconventional characters. ‘Where My Heart Is’, for example, tells the story of the deep dive of Amanda (Letícia Colin), a brilliant physician from the high-middle class, in the world of chemical addiction. As for the fearless protagonists of ‘Aruanas’, they get together to fight for the common good, even though they have to risk their own lives. Risking their own lives to save others, by the way, is part of the daily life of the medical team in ‘Under Pressure’, a team that needs to deal every day with the lack of resources at a public hospital. The protagonist of the production, Marjorie Estiano, was nominated for the International Emmy Awards for her acting last year. And the duality between justice and revenge is the motto of ‘Harassment’ and ‘Justice’, series that are similar because they show how crime, justice and revenge are intertwined and haunt forever the lives of the people involved.
The content will be available for the accredited personnel of the Series Mania Digital Forum at the website seriesmaniadigital.com.