Filmmaker Estêvão Ciavatta in conversation with Ilona Szabó (Igarapé), Beto Veríssimo (Imazon), and Rob Nixon (Princeton).
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Estêvão Ciavatta is a Brazilian screenwriter, director and film producer. He has directed the aclaimed documentaries Nelson Sargento no Morro da Mangueira, about the famous Brazilian musician Nelson Sargento, and Programa Casé, about the first radio days in Brazil. Ciavatta has also directed dozens of television shows, including the award-winners Brasil Legal and Central da Periferia, both for TV Globo. More recently, he created, directed and produced the series Preamar and Santos Dumont, for HBO. Ciavatta is a founding partner of Pindorama Filmes, the first Brazilian carbon neutral company in the cinema industry and a reference in social and environmental issues.
Ilona Szabó is a civic entrepreneur, co-founder and executive-director of the Igarapé Institute (a leading think-and-do-tank on security, justice and development issues in the Global South), and co-founder of the independent political movement Agora.
Beto Veríssimo is senior researcher at Imazon, a nonprofit based in the Brazilian Amazon that he co-founded in 1990. A Brazil LAB Affiliate Scholar and co-founder of the Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship, Veríssimo is currently leading the project Amazônia 2030, which explores conservation and economic leapfrogging initiatives for the region.
Rob Nixon is the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Family Professor in the Humanities and the Environment. He is affiliated with the High Meadows Environmental Institute’s initiative in the environmental humanities.
Organized in partnership with the the High Meadows Enviromental Institute, the Igarapé Institute, and the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology (PPGAS) of the Museu Nacional.
Co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Department of Anthropology.