An online screening for “The Meu Tio José” is available for all ASIFA-Hollywood members from now through Thursday, September 9th at 12pm PST. Information on how to access the screening will be sent to members via email.
Be sure to watch the film’s introduction of Ducca Rios and actors Euelin Bucheggar and Wagner Moura.
About the Film
Meu Tio José (My Uncle José) takes place after the murder of José, a member of a left-wing political group who was a participant in the capture of the American ambassador to Brazil, Charles Elbrick, in 1969. José lived in exile for ten years before returning to Brazil where he was killed. The case remains unsolved.
José’s young nephew, Adonias, has been assigned to write an essay on the very day his uncle is attacked. Now he has to deal with the mourning of his family, with conflicts in school and with the anguish of having to complete the essay.