In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails

2010 13mins. Brazil/USA

“O mother of waters! Great is your power, your strength, and your light...Let your greatness be the greatest wealth you dispense to me... surrounded by sweet melodies springing from your own self...” –prayer to Iemanjá

Subtle, spectacular cinema in which cosmopolitan filmmaker Fern Silva creates a convincing, eclectic hotpot from various images. The fruits of life desiccate in front of our very eyes in a civilization out of step with the rhythm of the cosmos. –International Film Festival Rotterdam