Saturday, July 13, 2024

Moving Forward / Salir Adelante

Brazil / UK, 2022 | 26 mins | In Spanish/Portuguese with subtitles in English, Spanish, or Portuguese |
The documentary ‘Salir Adelante’ (Moving Forward) is based on the stories of Venezuelan women migrants and refugees. In intimate interviews, women detail their hopes and expectations as well as their perilous journeys into unfamiliar and uncertain destinations. The film is an evocative, empathetic study of the most significant current refugee crisis in South America, showcasing the courage of these women through sensitive shots and critical analysis. It is directed and produced by Bruna Curcio in collaboration with the University of Southampton ReGHID project.
Previous screenings: Harbour Lights Picturehouse (UK), private events in Brasília and Manaus (Brazil) Sisterhood Festival (UK) Migration Matters Festival (UK).
Shortlisted, Best Foreign Documentary, WRPN Women’s International Film Festival.
If you’d like to help increase the impact of this film by holding a screening, please get in touch.


About the director

Bruna Curcio is a communicologist and independent photographer and filmmaker. She graduated in Social Communication with a specialization in Cinema from Santa Fe University of Arts and Design, USA. Currently based in Amazonas, Brazil, she was the local coordinator for photovoice methodology on the ReGHID project and also directed the book’s documentary ‘Moving Forward’. Bruna designs, produces and manages audiovisual projects. Her work promotes the audiovisual as a tool for sharing culture and knowledge, disseminating information, promoting social inclusion, and protecting the environment. 


Past events

  • Harbour Lights Picturehouse screening (Southampton, UK)
    12 January 2023
    MIGRATION MATTERS Salir Adelante Moving Forward
  • Private events in Brasília and Manaus (Brazil), 2023
  • End Of Project Conference, University of Southampton, (Southampton, UK)
    All day Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 June 2023
  • Displaced Narratives: an evening of short Docs/Films at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield (UK)
    Migration Matters Festival
    20 June 2023
  • Sisterhood Festival screening, Bradford Libraries (Bradford, UK)
    24 September 2023


Moving Forward / Salir Adelante is also an Open Access photobook available in two bilingual editions (English and Spanish, Spanish and Portuguese) and in hardback. Head to the link below to find out more and please get in touch to book the authors to speak at an event.

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