Master class: Maria Ramos


On Saturday, 7th December 2013, during the 13th edition of International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film there will be a master class held with the recipient of this year’s Marek Nowicki Prize, the master of contemporary documentary cinema – Maria Ramos.

The outstanding documentarian drew the attention of critics and cinema lovers with her first feature film Brasilia, a Day in February, for which she received an award at the most prestigious South American festival – It's All True. Over the next years her films were honoured at the most important festivals, such as IDFA, Visions du Reel or Locarno. As a filmmaker she was recognised both by international juries or film critics (FIPRESCI award at the DOK Leipzig festival), as well as by festival audiences. At WATCH DOCS, during Maria Ramos retrospective, we will be able to see seven of her films: apart from the aforementioned Brasilia, a Day in February, all parts of her “justice trilogy” – Justice (which won at the 8th WATCH DOCS), Behave and the most recent Hill of Pleasures, as well as Rio, a Day in August, together with two of her Dutch productions: Unexpected and Desi – one of the most exceptional intimate portraits of the last decades.

Maria Augusta Ramos master class, during which the director will reveal the secrets of her film craftsmanship, will be held on the 7th December in Sala Laboratorium at the Contemporary Centre of Art Zamek Ujazdowski (2 Jazdów Street, Warsaw) at 4:30 pm. The workshop will be run in English. Entry to the master class is free of charge. All interested in taking part are asked to reserve a space by sending an entry form to: [email protected] until the 4th of December. The form can be found here .