We believe that a well-told story can make a difference in how people see the world. Whether with fiction, documentaries, series and other media, Maria Farinha Filmes exists to tell lifechanging and inspiring stories to promote transformation. Based on this model, in 2013, Maria Farinha Filmes became the first production and distribution company in Latin America to receive the international BCorporation certification, offered to companies that use their business power to create solutions for the world’s social and environmental issues.

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2015 · 90 min

Documentary

The documentary weaves a tapestry out of the gestures seen in children’s play throughout Brazil. These gestures tell stories, reveal...

Territory of Play

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2014 · 79 min

Documentary

Childhood games are a part of our social, intellectual and emotional formation. Through them we socialize, define ourselves, and int...

Drops of Joy

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2015 · 19 min

Documentary

A portrait of an exiled people, who survive almost exclusively from the aid of NGOs in the Western Sahara region, bringing them food...

Who? Walls and Bridges

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2012 · 84 min

Documentary

Why are there so many obese children in Brazil? What is the responsibility of parents, the government, and schools? Why is industry ...

Way Beyond Weight

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2008 · 49 min

Documentary

A critique of excessive consumerism in childhood, driven by advertising without limits, ethics or regulations. An invitation to pare...

Target market: Kids

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2014 · 26 min

Documentary

The story of Renata Basso, a student from Rio Grande do Sul with Down syndrome who just finished high-school, is the narrative threa...

A New Perspective (Renata Basso)

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2016 · 97 min

Documentary

One of the greatest neuroscience breakthroughs is having discovered that babies are far more than a genetic load. The development of...

The Beginning of Life

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2012 · 145 min

Documentary

The Forbidden Education has become an unique phenomenon that has travelled to eight countries and documented 45 non-conventional edu...

Forbidden Education

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2016 · 41 min

Documentary

The early years are the ones that structure the life of a person. “The Beginning of Life - The Series” follows the successful moveme...

Ep. 1 - The Beginning of Life - The S...

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2016 · 44 min

Documentary

The early years are the ones that structure the life of a person. “The Beginning of Life - The Series” follows the successful moveme...

Ep. 2 - The Beginning of Life - The ...

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2016 · 42 min

Documentary

The early years are the ones that structure the life of a person. “The Beginning of Life - The Series” follows the successful moveme...

Ep. 3 - The Beginning of Life - The S...

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2016 · 43 min

Documentary

The early years are the ones that structure the life of a person. “The Beginning of Life - The Series” follows the successful moveme...

Ep. 4 - The Beginning of Life - The S...

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2016 · 43 min

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The early years are the ones that structure the life of a person. “The Beginning of Life - The Series” follows the successful moveme...

Ep. 5 - The Beginning of Life - The S...

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2016 · 43 min

Documentary

The early years are the ones that structure the life of a person. “The Beginning of Life - The Series” follows the successful moveme...

Ep. 6 - The Beginning of Life - The S...

Small cartaz sacred

2017 · 52 min

Documentary

The documentary portrays the way children participate in 12 folk celebrations from 4 Brazilian states. A variety of interviews refle...

Sacred Play

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2017 · 20 min

Documentary

The documentary offers a unique glimpse at the way the Yudja people raise their children in the Xingu Indigenous Park, Brasil. Play...

Waapa

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2017 · 84 min

Documentary

The challenges of the present, expectations for the future, and the dreams of those who experience the reality of public high school...

Not Even In a Wildest Dream

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2017 · 23 min

Documentary

Despite a wide discontent with politics, some people are creating or taking opportunities to build new tools for political action. E...

Ep.1 - Politics: How to Use - Citizen...

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2017 · 23 min

Documentary

The use of technology in politics is here to last. Services, relations and even decision-making processes will use virtual interface...

Ep. 2 - Politics: How to Use - Tech...

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2017 · 22 min

Documentary

Innovation and transformation associated with technologies and the dynamics of social media have long been added to many aspects of ...

Ep.3 - Politics: How to Use - Public ...

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2017 · 23 min

Documentary

Citizens who lack political culture and politicians not ready to work for the public cause do not contribute to stable and healthy d...

Ep. 4 - Politics: How to Use - What d...

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2018 · 26 min

Documentary

A world of changemaking people is based on the assumption that empathy is the core of every relationship. And it is in the school th...

EP. 1 - Hearts and Minds: The Univers...

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2018 · 26 min

Documentary

Teamwork is believed to be an innovative and creative skill used to solve conflicts and reach shared results. To be able to lead co...

EP. 2 - Hearts and Minds: You, I, and...

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2018 · 26 min

Documentary

How have schools been enhancing self and group origination processes of each student, educator and family? Creativity is a skill th...

EP. 3 - Hearts and Minds: Our Daily I...

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2018 · 26 min

Documentary

To encourage leadership in formal education is to nurture the transforming will every student, manager and family has. The result s...

EP. 4: - Hearts and Minds: Their Voi...