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Filmmaker Betty Martins documental women’s rights protest in Brazil for the Stream.

Brazilian women are on the front lines in the battle for greater reproductive rights.

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Filmmaker Betty Martins was invited for an editorial pitching at Al Jazeera

On the 16th of January Betty Martins (filmmaker of D-AEP.org) did an editorial pitching for an The Stream programme on #racism in #Brazil. The pitching won and was live on the 22nd of January.

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Documentary was exhibited (Q&As afterwards with Betty Martins) in the Museum of Sacred Art in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Our documentary featured at Turkish newspaper ZAMAN

We have been receiving a lot of press from Turkey recently. This a new article with an interview with director and producer Betty Martins featured at ZAMAN.

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Live and on National Turkish Television!

 On September 17th Betty Martins was invited to speak about the documentary “I wasn’t always dressed like this” live on Turkish National Television. The talk/debate lasted about 30 minutes, and it was a wonderful opportunity to speak specially on women’s rights in a country where the veil has been throughout history used as political instrument.

“My body is not your battleground” Mohja Kafh

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Our doc to be exhibited at the University of Illinois

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Public invited to attend Gender Film Series.

The Gender Film Series will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 2 to Dec. 4 at the Women’s Resources Center on the second floor at 703 S. Wright St., C, in collaboration with the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the University of Illinois chapter of the National Organization for Women.

The series is free and open to the public and designed to showcase documentary films about gender and other social identities. All screenings feature a post-film discussion and refreshments. The schedule:

— “Family Affair,” this Thursday

— “I Wasn’t Always Dressed Like This, Oct. 16

— “Derby Crazy Love,” Nov. 6

— “The Punk Singer,” Nov. 20

— “Virgin Tales,” Dec. 4

D-AEP.org produz documentários, vídeos institucionais e projetos culturais diversos!

A D-AEP.org está crescendo, e opera agora no Brasil! d-aepfacebookpage

A D-AEP.org Cultural Productions foi fundada por Betty Martins no Reino Unido, em 2008 e atualmente está operando no Brasil. Nossa organização já trabalhou com instituições como o Museu Britânico, BBC, Wellcome Trust, LABKULTR, escolas estaduais e Universidades do Reino Unido, entre outros. A D-AEP.org também foi apresentada no Fórum internacional D’Avignon na Alemanha em 2012, e a nossa parceria continua.

Os documentários produzidos pela D-AEP.org participaram de festivais internacionais como o Sheffields Doc Fest, TAKES SHORT, e atualmente são transmitidos em rede nacional aberta no Reino Unido. Os trabalhos também recheiam as bibliotecas de Universidades de todo o mundo.

A D-AEP.org também está produzindo, através de parcerias com outros pesquisadores e produtores, documentários que abordam temas referentes a memória cultural, cultura brasileira e educação, continuando a desconstruir discursos e desafiar a perspectiva do espectador. Assim como tem feito com o ambicioso documentário “Nem Sempre Me Vesti Assim”, com mulheres muçulmanas que vivem no Reino Unido (disponibilizado em DVD e digital pela Amazon e outros distribuidores comerciais).

Nós desenvolvemos projetos culturais, vídeos para exibições, documentários, projetos de arte-educação, trabalhando em parceria, valorizando o conteúdo da instituição e ajudando na divulgação de seus trabalhos de uma maneira construtiva e criativa. A D-AEP.org também tem interesse em criar conexões produtivas entre o Brasil e as instituições culturais da Europa.

Assista ao nosso portfólio! https://vimeo.com/111406815

Para maiores informações, interesse em projetos e parcerias, ou simplesmente para trocar uma ideia, contate a diretora e produtora cultural Betty Martins através do email: info@d-aep.org

Betty Martins (fundadora)

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Betty Martins é pesquisadora, escritora, produtora cultural e cineasta brasileira que viveu no Reino Unido por 10 anos.

No Brasil, concluiu o bacharelado em Artes Visuais obtendo licenciatura plena, produziu e gerenciou projetos de arte-educação para os grupos em risco de exclusão social em ONGs, em São Paulo. Ela então se mudou para o estado de Minas Gerais para estudar Filosofia, enquanto trabalhava como professora de arte para as escolas do Estado.

No Reino Unido, ela obteve um Diploma em Gestão de Artes e Mestrado em Estudos Culturais e Mídia, enquanto desenvolvia projetos por meio de práticas reflexivas sobre temas relacionados `a memória cultural, em especial na intersecção entre arte e educação. Foi quando ela fundou a organização cultural D-AEP.org. Dirigiu e produziu três documentários, o primeiro comissionado pelo British Museum “Lembrando e esquecendo o México”, e o segundo pelo Wellcome Trust “Quando as almas chegam” (que já foi exibido em festivais internacionais). Seu terceiro documentário “Nem sempre me vesti assim” foi exibido em todo o mundo e distribuído e adquirido por importantes instituições culturais e educacionais, e transmitido em rede nacional de televisão no Reino Unido.

Betty Martins também apresentou pesquisas em conferências internacionais, com palestras e debates em diversos países, e eventualmente escreve sobre assuntos de caráter social e cultural no mundo contemporâneo, com artigos publicados pelo premiado OPENDEMOCRACY e outras mídias independentes.

Ela está no momento trabalhando em seu quarto documentário e outros projetos culturais no Brasil.

Aguardamos atenciosamente o seu contato!

Betty Martins

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Betty Martins recent interview to LABKULTUR

“I think integration stands for people engaging in everyday life, it is certainly not about unifying communities. We don’t want homogenous groups, we want people standing with their own individualities and being respected for that. That individual respect is the basis for truth integration. That is what democracy is about anyway. You have to be careful with that “unity” idea quite often misunderstood and quite often used to justify certain political decisions and public debates that have in truth nationalist ends.”

Betty Martins was recently interviewed by German cultural magazine LABKULTUR (journalist Boris Alexander Knop) about the production and distribution phase of the documentary “I wasn’t always dressed like this” while discussing issues around cultural identity affairs, the idea of integration and implemented social policies in Europe.

Read interview part 1

Read interview part 2

 

At CCBB (São Paulo,Brazil) exhibition, organised by ICArabe.

Photograph by André Albregard

“I wasn’t always dressed like this” in Turkey

Good morning Turkey! Betty Martins was recently interviewed by Turkish journalist Seda Çakmak from The Star (Turkey), about our documentary.

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DVD & VOD watch now documentary on Muslim women and the veil

You can now watch via DVD and VOD the widely distributed documentary “I wasn’t always dressed like this” which challenges the popular perspective on Muslim women and the portrayal of Hijab and Niqab.amazoninstantvideobuy-from-button-amazon Press Release:

‘I wasn’t always dressed like this’ is a personal, narrative-based documentary with a poetic approach, featuring three Muslim women from different backgrounds living in the UK. The film focuses on the act of wearing the veil as an inward process, giving the veil a critical and intimate perspective.

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The documentary, which was produced between 2012 and 2013 in the UK, has as its main objective, through its filmic methodology, to deconstruct the popular discourse which circulates around the image of Muslim women who wear the veil. Why do we think a certain way about them?

The documentary was premiered in the United Kingdom coincidently at the same time the debate about wearing the veil in public spaces re-appeared in political and popular spheres of the country, after a college in Birmingham banned use of the face veil within their campus After this incident, sensationalistic images and reporting of women wearing the veil once again appeared on the front pages of tabloids such as the Sun and the Daily Mail, heating this controversial debate even further.

As such, the documentary, offering a contrasting approach to mainstream media representation and challenging the perspective of the viewer, had a certain resonance and was used as a reference by media vehicles such as the BBC. This documentary has been exhibited and acquired by major universities and cultural centres, especially in the United Kingdom, United States and Brazil. Specially requested by researchers at the University of Tel Aviv, it was exhibited and debated with postgraduate students and the film director. It was broadcast on national television in the UK in March 2014.

Ever since the film’s completion, public screenings followed by discussions and debates with Betty Martins and local researchers have been organised. The documentary has been distributed to the educational market and now will be available for personal use. This international distribution will be followed by a campaign to get the documentary screened and discussed in cultural centres in Latin America, where there is a significant increase of the Muslim community and consequently a greater need for critical and reflexive projects such as this.

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Betty Martins, originally from Brazil but having lived in the UK for over nine years, is the producer and director of this documentary. With a degree in Visual Arts and a Masters in Media and Cultural Studies, she is particularly interested in researching technologies of memory, which she explores through the reflective work of micro- narratives. This is her third documentary, having been previously commissioned by the British Museum and the Wellcome Trust. In this project she has collaborated with a distinct group of media professionals, researchers, independent writers and academics who are challenging and expanding their specific practices in subjects related to gender, cultural memory, cultural politics, film and media.

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Distribution page:

https://www.facebook.com/iwasntalwaysdressedlikethis

Further information contact us at:

info@d-aep.org