Documentary Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro

Mother of the Dawn

In the early 1950s, in a remote corner of Brazil, a female truck driver named Tia Neiva started having visions of extraterrestrial spirits; shortly after, she began to gain a following, which led to her creation of a religion called Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of the Dawn) which practices various elements of Christianity, Spiritism, Umbanda, and religious beliefs in UFOs. In our documentary, Mother of the Dawn, we explore how this religion came to have 800,000 followers, but is virtually unheard of to the rest of the world.

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Credits

Director:

Janell Shirtcliff

Executive Producer:

Mike Savas

Producer:

Tommy Savas

Screenwriter:

Angie Simms, Tommy Savas

Cinematographer:

Dal Davis

Editor:

Juliette Hüsler

Sound Designer:

David Barber, CAS

Music:

Ali Helnwein

Additional Credits:

Story Producer : Daisy O'Dell, Co-Producer : Eric Pumphrey , Co-Producer : Angie Simms, Field Producer : Nicholas Col, Colorist : Luke Cahill

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Tommy Savas
Bridge & Tunnel Films
tommy@bridgeandtunnel.com

Publicity Contact:

Jessie Cohen
jessie@jessieiscohen.com
415-623-0150

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Documentary, Drama

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English/Brazilian Portuguese with English Subtitles

Runtime:

11 mins