My Name Is Baghdad

  • Caru Alves de Souza
  • Brazil
  • 2020
  • 99'
  • Meu nome é Bagdá

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Teenage girl Bagdad loves to skate around the streets of São Paulo. With her short hair, baggy pants and tucked-in T-shirts, Bagdad is full of confidence. At home, she is surrounded by defiant, self-confident women, but outside her house, she hangs out with other skaters, on the streets where machismo and chauvinism still reign. Her life will change when she meets a group of girl skaters. My Name is Baghdad is an authentic and optimistic drama about growing up, female friendship, intergenerational love and support, awarded the Crystal Bear for Best Film in the Generation 14plus program at the Berlinale.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Caru Alves de Souza

Director, screenwriter and producer, born in Brazil in 1979. Her debut feature film Underage (2014) screened at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. She directed two medium-length documentaries for the Brazilian channel TV Cultura and ten episodes of the TV series Causando na Rua (2016–) for CINEBRASiLTV. My name is Baghdad(2020) is her second full-length title. It premiered at the Berlinale in the Generation 14plus program, where it won the Crystal Bear for Best Film.

My Name Is Baghdad

Caru Alves de Souza
Caru Alves de Souza, Josefina Trotta
Grace Orsato, Karina Buhr, Marie Maymone, Helena Luz, Nick Batista, William Costa, João Paulo Bienemann, Gilda Nomacce, Paulette Pink, Emílio Serrano
Camila Cornelsen
Willem Dias
Rafaella Costa, Caru Alves de Souza
Manjericão Filmes, Tangerina Entretenimento
Festivals & Awards
Berlin Int'l Film Festival – Grand Prix of the International Jury (Generation 14plus); Toronto Int'l Film Festival; Havana Film Festival; Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival; Guanajuato Int'l Film Festival

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