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A documentary focused on the life and music of Brazilian composer Joao MacDowell Joao Macdowell, from his early career in Brasilia until performances of his first opera Tamanduá in 2009. The... See full synopsis
A documentary focused on the life and music of Brazilian composer Joao MacDowell Joao Macdowell, from his early career in Brasilia until performances of his first opera Tamanduá in 2009.The story is narrated in first person and complemented by interviews with important personalities from the heyday of the Brazilian capitals cultural scene. The film portrays a path that starts with a dream and draws the arc of a career spanning from experimental, electronic based, music to the maturity of serious classic composition. Its spoken in Portuguese and subtitled in English.Varied footage from concerts and music videos, as well as photos and scenes from the Brazilian opera Tamanduá (The Anteater) illustrate the documentary. There is an underlying thread that reinforces the importance of personal effort, musical literacy and support for serious musical education in school systems.Joao Macdowell was an important character in Brasilia's exciting music scene of the 80s, a time when the daring ...

Credited cast:
Paulo Cesar Cascão Paulo Cesar Cascão - Himself
Mauro Giuntini Mauro Giuntini - Himself
Jeremy Lamb Jeremy Lamb - Himself
Zé das Latas Zé das Latas - Himself
Cila MacDowell Cila MacDowell - Herself
Joao Macdowell Joao Macdowell - Himself
Flamarion Mossri Flamarion Mossri - Himself
Claudia Otero Claudia Otero - Herself
João Rochael João Rochael - Himself
Band Tonton Macoute Band Tonton Macoute - Themselves
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