João Vieira Torres, Ghost Children

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Ghost Children presents seven reminiscences of early childhood, read in seven different voices, as the camera presses close against the faded dye and exaggerated grain of family photographs from the early 1980s. Whose faces and memories are those? The film encourages the audience to interrogate assumptions about gender, memory, performance, and death. Watch a trailer.

Video. Color/Sound. 2016. 16 min.

Ghost Children [As crianças fantasmas], by João Vieira Torres, will screen at The Unseen Festival at Counterpath on opening night, Thursday, September 21, 2017.

João Vieira Torres is a filmmaker, artist, and actor born in Recife, Brazil. He studied Visual Arts at Miami Dade Community College and photography at the University of Paris 8. He attended Le Fresnoy in 2010. His work has been shown at film festivals in New York, Edinburgh, and Marseille, and in museums such as Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and Anthology Film Archives in New York. He currently lives and works in both Brazil and France.