Eliza Capai

Eliza Capai

Brazil

Born in Brazil in 1979, she is an independent documentary filmmaker who focuses on social topics and explores alternative forms of production, narration and distribution with her films. Her debut feature-length film, HERE IS SO FAR was based on encounters with women during a seven-month journey through Africa. In THE TORTOISE AND THE TAPIR she investigated gigantic hydroelectric plants built in the middle of the Amazon rainforest during Brazil’s worst drought in decades. She is currently a fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab.