Short film “The city and the river”

By Sansara Buriti, published on O MunicípioCidade Plural and O Blumenauense

Taking as a starting point the environmental, economic and social importance of the Itajaí-Açu River to the city of Blumenau, the animated short film “The City and the River” presents in a playful way reflections and actions for a sustainable future. The story of the video is developed through hand-drawn drawings, using simple and fun language. The session at Norte Shopping takes place on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 PM, with free admission to the public. After the exhibition, Carolina Viviane Nunes, architect and idealizer of the project, will present a lecture to members of associations and entities of the municipality.

Sponsored by the Municipal Fund for Cultural Support (FMAC), the video highlights the importance of environmental preservation and the role of urban planning for the construction of cities with more public spaces of coexistence and integration with rivers. The video aims to be a tool to engage teachers and students in cultural and environmental actions, showing that the construction of a city with more quality of life requires the participation of its citizens.
The trends for the future of the cities shown in the video are some results of Carolina’s research and experience in Germany, where she participated in the German Chancellor Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, a program under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel for young world leaders. For a year and a half, the architect investigated how Germany is finding ways to protect cities from floods, integrating nature and the public spaces along the rivers.

In addition to the exhibition at Norte Shopping, the short film can be watched in the social medias of the project “The city and the river”. The project has the support of Humanität, Historical Institute of Blumenau (IHB) and SINDILOJAS Blumenau.


Team “The city and the river”
Coordinator: Carolina Viviane Nunes
Directors: Alan Langdon, Sansara Buriti e Carolina Viviane Nunes
A film by: Bucica Filmes e Carolina Viviane Nunes
Drawings: Marcela Lorenzoni
Script and Voice: Sansara Buriti
Executive Producer: Ana Maria Ludwig Moraes
Press Officer: Sansara Buriti
Translation to Sign Language: Ana Paula Jung

What: Presentation of “The city and the river”
When: March, 6th, 07:00PM
Where: Norte Shopping, Rodovia BR-470, 3000 – Salto Norte
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Contact for the press:
Sansara Buriti
+55 48 99859-7304

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