Cannes Docs: Petra Costa to join It’s All True panel June 23

Cannes Docs: Petra Costa to join It’s All True panel June 23

Brazilian É Tudo Verdade/It’s All True doc festival will present June 23 a Doc Talk about the convergence between political and autobiographical documentaries in Latin America. 

Organized and mediated by Amir Labaki, founder and director of the festival, it will feature Brazilian director Petra Costa (The Edge of Democracy) and Argentine Andrés Di Tella (Television and I), as well Anna Glogowski, a senior member of It’s All True International Selection Committee as co-mediator. The Doc Talk will also be available on É Tudo Verdade/It’s All True site and social media from 7 pm on the same day.


It’s All True has signed up this year as one of the official festival partners of Marché du Film at Cannes Docs 2020. “It is an honor for É Tudo Verdade/It’s All True to join forces with the main world film market in the realization of Cannes Docs, in partnership with festivals equally dedicated to excellence in non-fictional production”, says Amir Labaki. “In a situation as challenging as the current one, this is a unique opportunity to expand the interest, recognition and market opportunities for Brazilian and Latin American documentaries, even if limited to the virtual environment.”


“We are extremely proud of this new collaboration,” says Pierre-Alexis Chevit, head of Cannes Docs. “It’s All True being the very first Latin American festival partnering with us in such a way, alongside an extremely prestigious list of top festivals  featuring CPH:DOX, DMZ Docs, DOK Leipzig, IDFA, Ji.hlava IDFF and Visions du Réel.”


Due to pandemic, É Tudo Verdade/It’s All True 2020 has already held a first part of its 25th edition with a special online program, between March 25th and April 15th. The physical festival, with competitive screenings, special programs and the International Documentary Conferece, will take place from September 24 to October 4, simultaneously in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.