1989 Official Selection, film index


  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

An exploration and a celebration of the variety and characteristics of Brazilian life: the rain forest opposed to sprawling cities, wealth to poverty, but also football, the USA as the promised land, religion and music.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Umbabarauma

    Directed by: Susan YOUNG, Mike A. SMITH

    Inspired by the Toxteth riots in Liverpool 8, Susan Young made "Thin Blue Lines" (in competition, Annecy 83). She graduated from the RCA in 1985 with "Carnival" (Special Award, Annecy 85) and has since worked on short films, commercials and music videos with various artists including "Umbabarauma" (Beleza Tropical) and "Fire" (Jimi Hendrix), both selected at the Annecy Festival . Her films are screened on TV and in festivals, and she has been a jury member at many animation festivals.

    Country: United Kingdom

    Year of production: 1989

    Running time: 04 min 30 s

  • Technique


    Techniques used: drawing on paper (pencil, paint)

    Process: Colour

  • Credits

    Directed by: Susan YOUNG, Mike A. SMITH

    Graphics: Suzanna Holland, Jayne Bevitt

    Animation: Susan Young, Mike Smith, Jonathan Hodgson, Martyn Pick

    Music: Jorge Ben

    Editing: Susan Young, Mike Smith