The film Woya Hayi Mawe - Where are you going?, produced by LISA directed by Rose Satiko Hikiji and Jasper Chalcraft and edited by Ricardo Dionisio, received the Honorable Mention in the feature film category, at the Ana Maria Galano award, at the 45th. ANPOCS Annual Meeting. The film and other materials from the anthropologists' research with African artists residing in São Paulo are available at

The ethnographic film “Canto de Família”, by Paula Bessa Braz, doctoral student at PPGAS, and Mihai Andrei Leaha, post-doctoral student, had its premiere at the In-Edit Brasil festival of Musical Documentary.

The film was made with the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at USP and with the support of LISA, based on research conducted by Paula during her master's degree on the “affective music” that inhabits the home and the daily life of the Cruz Family at outskirts of Fortaleza. The film received a special mention from the jury, highlighting the sensitive and direct way in which it addresses family life and its unique relationship with music, which is revealed in subtleties, gestures, words and sounds. "Canto de Família" will be available online and free of charge until 30/06 on the In-Edit platform, and from then on it will be shown for three months on the SPCine platform.

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Instigated by the intelligible and sensitive religious knowledge of traditional religions and the various forms of spiritual belonging that escape the formal religious structure, but connect the human being with what he calls sacred, we seek in this dossier to build a map of the representations that pass through their images, their performances that reveal rituals and sacred belongings.The expressive forms gain different nuances in religious spaces, in view of certain restrictions, which means that the researcher has to resort to different aesthetic and research strategies to compose his universe imagetic and performative. & nbsp; The symbolic universe of religious rituals, the digressions between religion and politics, the expressions of decoloniality, the body given to devotion and other analyzes involving discussions about sensitive expressions through images, performances, poetry etc., will be well welcome.

Deadline for submissions:16 may 2021

Submissions and guidelines for

Chief Editor: Sylvia Caiuby Novaes
Editorial Coordinator: Paula Morgado
Responsible Editor vol 6: Francirosy Campos Barbosa (USP), Pedro Simonard (UNIT),  Rubens Alves da Silva (UFMG)
Executive Secretary: Lucas Ramiro
Trainee: Leonardo Pereira dos Santos
Editorial Committee: Andrea Barbosa, Edgar Teodoro da Cunha, Érica Giesbrecht, Francirosy Campos Barbosa, John Cowart Dawsey, Paula Morgado, Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji, Sylvia Caiuby Novaes, Vitor Grunvald

"New York, another city", a film by Brazilian anthropologists and documentary filmmakers André Lopes (phD candidate PPGAS-USP) and Joana Brandão (UFSB), was awarded last Saturday, March 27, with the award for best documentary short at the international ethnographic film festival of the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI). The film was awarded the Marsh Short Film Prize which awards "the most outstanding short documentary in anthropology or archaeology", according to the festival's words. RAI is one of the largest and most important ethnographic film festivals in the world, having received film entries from 75 countries in 2021. The film was the only Brazilian work awarded at the festival.

"New York, another city" (2019, 18 min) recounts the experience of Brazilian indigenous filmmaker Patrícia Ferreira Para Yxapy in New York and her reflections when visiting the American Museum of Natural History. By deconstructing the colonial strategies of representation of the great museum through the gaze of Patricia herself, the documentary is an exercise in reverse anthropology, in which western ways of thinking and representing indigenous peoples are scrutinized by the powerful speeches of the indigenous filmmaker. The contradictions of life in the North American metropolis and of non-indians in general are also addressed by the young leadership of the Mbya Guarani people compared to the ways of their people's existence.

André Lopes is a phD student oriented by Professor Renato Sztutman in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of São Paulo, and, like Joana Brandão, made the film during a period of research abroad, when the filmmakers remained as visiting researchers in the Department of Anthropology of The University of New York, under the guidance of Professor Faye Ginsburg. Both had a grant from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).

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The film Afro-Sampas, directed by Rose Satiko Hikiji and Jasper Chalcraft and produced at the Laboratory of Image and Sound in Anthropology (LISA-USP) received the award for best feature film at the 44th annual meeting of ANPOCS. Click here for the film's teaser.

In 2020 LISA celebrated 20 years of film production, featuring the works of students at different stages of research (initiation, master's, doctorate, and post-doctorate levels), in addition to the works of faculty members.
Check the catalog of this production! Watch the videos produced at LISA!

Afro-Sampas, film by Rose Satiko Hikiji and Jasper Chalcraft, will be shown in the UK at the Africa in Motion festival.

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 dia 17 de novembro: ​​​​​​​

"Afrodiasporic Dialogues" (Diálogos Afrodiaspóricos)
with the films:
Afro-Sampas (2020)
Aurora (2018)
John (2018)
Freedom (2018)
Christian Name - Frances (2019)

To break with the colonial strategy of silencing, imposed on the black people in the diaspora, the construction of an audiovisual discourse and a narrative that dialogues with and about black issues within an afro-perspective, comes as a stone that “shatters the mask of silence ”, as the writer Conceição Evaristo said, in an interview with the philosopher and writer Djamila Ribeiro. To discover the contemporary ways of putting your ear to the shell to hear the sea that unites and separates us, are the films of this session, which question and subvert the identity perspective, and interconnect worlds of African origin.

** Live chat with Clementino Junior, Pedro Nishi & Vinícius Silva and Rose Hikiji on 11/17 at 6 pm in Brazil, broadcast on the Africa in Motion page on Facebook and mediated by Ceci Alves.