Screens of the World

Because we have Hope

by Susanna LIRA


Original title : Porque Temos Esperança

Director : Susanna LIRA

Production : Modo Operante Prod

Duration : 71 Minutes

Year : 2016

Original version : Portuguese

Subtitled version : English

Country : Brazil


Marli, a woman living in Pernambuco has encountered deep dilemmas in her personal life and tries to help others to rebuild themselves. In the prisons of Recife, she works so that fathers recognize their children. In Brazil, many children remain with the status of "unknown father". This recognition of paternity helps children to build themselves. By transcending her loneliness and her suffering through helping others, she shows us that love can be redemptive and that lack of hope is the most intolerable evil for human beings.


  • VERCINE 2015 - Best Picture Award
  • International Human Rights Show - Difference Award
  • Netflix Award 2016  - Finalist
  • MARFICI – Mar Del Plata International Film Festival
  • Festival do Rio – Official Selection
  • FEMCINE– Official Selection
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