The Samba Within MeO Samba Que Mora em Mim

Best International Documentary, Zurich International Film Festival, 2011
Official Selction – HotDocs, Canada, 2011
Official Selction – Docfest Thessaloniki, Greece


“One only needs to watch The Samba Within Me for five minutes to see that this neighbourhood is brimming with rich, glowing life, and that Carnival wouldn’t exist without communities like Mangueira. This documentary is about the Mangueira Samba School neighbourhood, its residents, and the larger than life personalities who love Samba, and have played a pivotal role in Mangueira’s standing as one of the top Samba schools in Rio.” – Russell Slater, Rio Times.

Preceded by NZ short film, Malandro


2013 | 6 mins | Directed by Rowena Baines
A playful look at the iconic samba figure ‘malandro’. The charming spirit of this womanising hustler still proves irresistible, even to the wise modern woman.

2010 | 72 min | DOCUMENTARY, MUSIC

‘Guerra-Peixe and her camera perform a dance of their own, discovering the untold stories behind the samba’s rhythm’ – HotDocs, Canada

DIRECTOR: Georgia Guerra-Peixe
EDITORS: Nani Garcia, Jair Peres, Mair Tavares
MUSIC: Dimi Kireeff
PRODUCTION: Denise Gomes, François d’Artemare, Maria João Mayer, Paula Cosenza


Sat 26 April 6.30pm
Wed 30 April 8.45pm
Sun 4 May 4.15pm

Sat 10 May 6.30pm
Thu 15 May 2.30pm
Sun 18 May 4.15pm

Sun 25 May 4.45pm