MY NAME IS BAGHDAD
BRAZIL / 2020 / 96 MIN
Director: Caru Alves de Souza
Writer: Caru Alves de Souza; Josefina Trotta
Cinematography: Camila Cornelsen
Cast: Grace Orsato; Karina Buhr; Marie Maymone; Helena Luz; Gilda Nomacce
Producers: Caru Alves de Souza; Gustavo Aguiar; Rafaella Costa
Baghdad is a 17-year-old female skater, who lives in Freguesia do Ó, a working-class neighborhood in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Baghdad skateboards with a group of male friends and spends a lot of time with her family and with her mother’s friends. Together, the women around her form a network of people who are out of the ordinary. When Baghdad meets a group of female skateboarders, her life suddenly changes.
Caru Alves de Souza
Caru Alves de Souza was born in 1979 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is a director, scriptwriter and producer. She is Tata Amaral’s partner in Tangerina Entretenimento, a production company based in Sao Paulo. Underage (2014), her debut fictional feature, had its world premiere at 61st San Sebastian IFF, was awarded Best Film at Rio IFF in 2013, and it was licensed by HBO Latin America. Her 2nd feature, My Name is Baghdad, had it’s world premiere at 70th Berlim International Film Festival and received grants from Tribeca Film Institute’s Latin America Fund and from Ibermedia Programme for its development.
2020 Berlin International Film Festival – My Name is Baghdad – Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury