Lucia Murat

Brazilian filmmaker Lucia Murat began her career working as a journalist for the min television stations and newspapers in her native Brazil. For four years, Murat was responsible for the educational series "Testemunho," about the history of Brazil and its people. While working in television, Murat also completed O caso eu conto como o casi foi, a series of short films based on Brazilian literature classics and Mulheres no cinema, about women in the Brazilian film industry.

Murat's film credits include various award-winning works including: O Pequeno Exercito Louco (Little Mad Army), Daisy, Que Bom te Ver Viva (How Nice to See You Alive) and Doces Poderes (Sweet Power). Murat’s most recent work is entitled Brava Gente Brasileira (Brave Brazilian People). Her most recent work Memoria que me contam, follows the story of Anna, a key figure in the Brazilian revolutionary activities of the 60s, as she spends the last days of her life looking back at her impact on Brazil. (8/14)

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Sweet Power Doces Poderes


A film by Lucia Murat, 1996, 98 min, Color

During a tumultuous political campaign, veteran broadcast journalist Bia takes over as news director of a major television network. Amidst multiple candidates, corrupt colleagues, and personal intrigues, she is sucked into ethical grey areas from which it proves difficult to escape. Brazilian filmmaker-journalist Lúcia Murat (HOW NICE TO SEE YOU ALIVE) has drawn on her…

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How Nice to See You Alive Que Bom Te Ver Viva


A film by Lucia Murat, 1989, 100 min, Color

On March 31, 1964, a military coup overthrew the Brazilian government. Four years later, all civil rights were suspended and torture became a systematic practice. Using a mix of fiction and documentary this extraordinary film is a searing record of personal memory, political repression and the will to survive. Interviews with eight women who were…

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