Black Bloc is Nobody – Official Trailer

Oficial trailer for the documentary BLACK BLOC IS NOBODY. Medium-length of 53 minutes directed and edited by Romulo Cyríaco, to premiere in June 2015 in CANAL BRASIL (Brazilian TV Channel). The date of the premiere will be out soon.


BLACK BLOC IS NOBODY is a medium-length (53 minutes) documentary, directed and edited by filmmaker Romulo Cyríaco, which talks about the current political situation of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil through the questions raised by the “black bloc tactics”, its way of working, its reasons, and the reactions of people, government and media towards its existence. The documentary is constructed by testimonies of black bloc tactics practitioners, as well as activists, media-activists and researchers, who contextualize the appearance of the tactics in the recent scenario and in the more profound history of the city and the country, with its social, political and economical tensions. Besides the testimonies and images borrowed from the media-activists, the film presents a long sequence of original images – of a more observational approach – about the behavior and posture of the black bloc activists in two huge protests made in downtown Rio in 2013.

All the images and testimonies of the film were filmed between October and December 2013, and it was finished in April 2015, being licenced by Canal Brasil for exhibitions between June 2015 and the year of 2018.

Direction and editing… Romulo Cyríaco
Photography director… Rodrigo Alayete
Aditional photography director… Rudá Capriles
Cinegraphists… Rodrigo Alayete, Rudá Capriles, José Abrahão Castillero, Romulo Cyríaco
Sound technician… Evaristo Sánchez
Sound editing and mixing… Evaristo Sánchez
Original soundtrack… Leonardo Fiuza

53 minutes
Year: 2015
Final format: MOV H264, Full HD, 1920×1080

Romulo Cyríaco is director, screenwriter and editor of film and video, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Director of three short-lenght fictions films. In 2013 he released his short-length documentary I, AN AMARILDO, showed until 2016 by Canal Brasil. Romulo is also a film theory professor at Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro, besides being a film critic and a writer, having published, in 2010, a short story book. Recently, he releases his medium-length documentary BLACK BLOC IS NOBODY, and works in a full-length fiction film’s script, besides documentary and film exhibition projects.




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