MAIDEN'S TOWER
(Torre das Donzelas)

There are desires that not even torture or imprisonment can restrain, freedom and justice.  Former president Dilma Rousseff and her former cellmates tell the remarkable story of their time together in Tiradentes Prison in the 70’s.  The Maiden’s Tower was the name used to refer to the female cells of the prison. The film recreates the cells and space where they were incarcerated. Forty-five years after the Brazilian dictatorship of the 80s, the women reunite to break the silence and fear.  They discuss their lives while in the prison and under a violent dictatorship.  Maiden’s Tower is a collective memory by the women who believe that resistance is the only way to be free.

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Susanna Lira graduated with a degree in International Law and Human Rights. She has directed over 10 documentaries that were showcased in several international film festivals. She has directed and written TV series for media companies such as HBO, TV Globo, Al Jazeera, among others. Her most acclaimed films include "Não Saia Hoje" (2016) won the silver medal at The New York Film Festival, "Clara Estrela" (2017) showcased at Lisbon's MUVI festival and "Samba Ladies"(2015) presented in the Brazilian Film Festival in Russia, Festival Autres Brésils in France, and many others.

MAIDEN'S TOWER

Catalog # EPF16029; UPC: 6-82086-16029-0  ISBN: 978-1-933724-69-0; NTSC

97 Minutes; Copyright 2018; Portuguese, English Subtitles

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