In the bowels of the Recife mangrove is Ilha de Deus (God’s Island). There, José Joaquim Francisco Filho, known as “Mosquito”, the oldest sururu (mussel) fisherman of the region, battles on. In the Capibaribe river, one of the most polluted in Brazil, Mosquito fights for the survival and future of his grandchildren.
Short (16mins) Narrative | Brazil
Born in Belo Horizonte / MG, Dani Drumond has a degree in social communication from the University of São Paulo and was a student of Arts at the Universidade Federal Fluminense. He works as a documentary filmmaker and director of photography. Under the guidance of Ateliers Varan in the H2O Cine Recife workshop, he made the short film "Carne e Casca" (2016), which has been shown in festivals and exhibitions in Brazil and France. He directed, photographed and edited "Banzo" (2018); "Filadelphia" (2017), winner of the best film award by the FAVERA 2018 popular jury; "Dollmaker" (2018), awarded as best film by the popular jury of the 5th Super OFF; and "I want to do with you what spring does to the cherry trees" (2020). Drumond directed the photography of the short films "Cantareira" (2019) by Rodrigo Ribeiro, and "Handala" (2020), by Khaled Aldeek.