Maria Augusta Ramos

Maria Augusta Ramos


I make films about a specific situation, or a character, or a process, or a moment in time that inspire me. Through the characters and through their lives I portray and reflect on that reality. I am interested in human interaction: how people interact with each other, with their environment.    


Maria Augusta Ramos (Brazil, 1964) is a documentary director. After graduating from university in her home town, she studied Musicology and Electroacoustic Music in Paris and London. In 1990 Ramos moved to the Netherlands, where she entered the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. Her debut, BRASILIA, A DAY IN FEBRUARY, was awarded the Jury Prize at the São Paulo IDF. Since then, her films won a multitude of awards at festivals around the world, including IDFA, Visions du Reel, DOK Leipzig, Taiwan Int. Doc Festival, CPH: DOX and Watch Docs Festival. She was also the laureate of the 2013 Marek Nowicki Prize for her body of work. Her film DROUGHT was part of Vision du Reel and FUTURE JUNE won Best Documentary in Rio IFF. Her latest film THE TRIAL premered and was awarded in Berlinale Panorama.

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