Included within the Triple Feature Block
Defying The Odds
Directed by Durval Pereira
Brazil | 56 min | 2016
How strong and enduring can the impact war causes on a human being be?
This is one of the questions approached in this documentary, whose background is the trajectory of the men from 3rd Battalion of the 6th Infantry Regiment — “Navalha” [“Switchblade”] —, of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force, in Italy during World War II.
Durval Lourenço Pereira
Durval Lourenço Pereira is an audiovisual producer. He graduated in Film, Television and Media Studies, produced and directed the documentary, O “Lapa Azul” – Os homens do III Batalhão do 11º RI na II Guerra Mundial (2007) [The “Blue Lapa” – The men from the 3rd Battalion of the 11th Infantry Regiment in World War II], shown on several national and foreign TV channels, highlighting A&E/History Channel, RT- Russian Television and Netflix, among others. He is a photographer specialized in Fine Art Photography, and had his photos exhibited at the photography show, Making Art in Italy, in São Paulo (2011).