• Director

    Axel Sande

  • Country, Year, Length

    Brazil, 2018, 7min

  • Category

    Short Narrative

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Crew: Producers: WAGNER CINELLI – Screenwriters: WAGNER CINELLI – Associate Producer: GIANE ZIMMER – Storyboard: AXEL SANDE, LuCAS CHEWIE – Design & Editing: CARMEN TORRAS, LuCAS CHEWIE – Illustrations: AXEL SANDE, JULIANA BARBOSA, LuCAS CHEWIE – Image research: HELIO GRACA-FILHO, LuCAS CHEWIE – Music & Lyrics: WAGNER CINELL

Acaiaca is based on a legend about a sacred cedar that was chopped down by the Portuguese, which caused the destruction of the nearby Puri Indian tribe in just one night. The Legend of Acaiaca was portrayed in the novel Acayaca 1729, by 19th Century Brazilian writer Joaquim Felicio dos Santos. The song was recorded in April/2017 by Urca Bossa Jazz, and it is one of the last works of percussionist Laudir de Oliveira (1976 Grammy Award Winner). The videoclip with narration in Portuguese was released in July/2017. This new production received an opening text and English narration by Mac Margolis.

Axel Sande: Designer, researcher and professor, responsible for the creation area of Gabinete de Artes. PhD in Design from PUC-Rio and Master in Design from ESDI/UERJ. With more than 20 years of professional experience, he has worked as art director and design manager for several companies in Brazil, Portugal, and The United States. He has developed workshops and lectures on Design Thinking, creative processes and value perception. His illustrations are published in magazines and newspapers such as Sports Illustrated, IBM Systems, Exame, O Globo and The New York Times. In 2015, he was appointed Ambassador of the Latin Design by the University of Palermo, Argentina.

Filmmaker’s Note

Images and music make a great combination to explore subjects involving social questions.