A slide projection with voice-over about Francisco Candido Xavier (1910-2002) – a Brazilian civil servant who became famous as a psychic medium and psychographer, and whose version of Spiritism was deeply utopian and conservative. This installation brings out the societal fault lines underlying his practice, intertwining Xavier, the military dictatorship and its resistance.

The other films shown within Blackout Installations

Filmmaker
Tamar Guimarães
Country
Brazil
Year
2008
Medium
35mm
Length
0’
Language
no dialogue