Cinema has the propensity to exoticize indigenous peoples
Maya Da-Rin was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1979. She studied Design and Philosophy of Art at the Pontifical Catholic University, and she attended film workshops at the Cuban Film School.
In 2010 she moved to France to attend Le Fresnoy, where she graduated with honours, and in 2013 she has been an artist in residence at the LABoral Art Center, in Spain.
Her films and video installations have been shown and awarded at film festivals and art institutions such as Locarno, DOK Leipzig, Toulouse, Guadalajara, São Paulo Art Biennial, MoMA and New Museum NY.
Her first feature film, THE FEVER (2019), selected at TFL’s Script&Pitch and FrameWork, Cinéfondation Residence, Cannes’ La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde and awarded by the Hubert Bals Fund for script and development, was selected in the Concorso internazionale section at Locarno FF. Her last project NIGHTSONG was selected to be part of the 2022 CineMart.