Documentary | OLYMPIC WOMEN
Cast and Crew
Direction and Screenplay: Laís Bodanzky
Producer: Laís Bodanzky and Luiz Bolognesi
Executive Producer: André Canto
Editing: Ricardo Farias
Cinematography: Carlos Baliú
Screenplay Collaborators: Eloá Chouzal and Fabiano Rampazzo
Historical Research: Kátia Rubio
Research: Eloá Chouzal
Production Director: Flávia Tonalezi
Executive Production Assistant: André Celotti
Graphic Design: Rafael Terpins
Panel Design: Bia Pessoa
Camera Assistant: Márcio Koga
Electricians: Sílvio Ferreira, Sérgio Bronzo, Eduardo Alves
Loggers: Aline Biz, Aline Lata, Renata Abreu
Still: Carlos Baliú
Audio Technicians: Lia Camargo, Tide Borges – ABC, Léo Bastos, Vampiro
Colorist: José Francisco Neto
Sound and Mix Studio: 1927 Audio e Full Mix Estúdios
Sound and Mix Design: Alessandro Laroca, Eduardo Virmond Lima, Armando Torres Jr.
Interviewees: Adriana Araújo, Ana Moser, Benedicta Oliveira, Daiane dos Santos, Fabi Alvim, Hortência, Ida Álvares, Isabel Salgado, Jacqueline Silva, Joanna Maranhão, José Trajano, Juca Kfouri, Magic Paula, Maria Emilia Luz dos Santos, Maurren Maggi, Melânia Luz, Rosicleia Campos, Sandra Pires, Sarah Menezes, Vera Mossa, Yane Marques
Produced by: Buriti Filmes
Distributed by: Buriti Filmes
Duration: 52 minutes
Year – 2013
What do the Olympic Games have to do with you?
The documentary Olympic Women directed by Laís Bodanzky, shows that the histoy of women in sports is, many times confused with the history of women as a whole. While so many Brazilian women were fighting to have the right to vote, to get divorced and to free expression, others were fighting for the right to take part in one of the biggest events in the planet: the Olympics. And something that could have been simple and natural: just wasn’t. Some participations were dramatic. Others, isolated and lonely. Not only in the society, but also in sports, women had to conquer their rights by force.
People who love sports will be able to taste curious revelations about our heroines in epic battles throughout the many editions of the games. Even the ones who are not so fond of sports will find it difficult to blink watching the moving testimonials and images of the ones that, more than athletes, are women. Women who have written the history of a country.
From 1932, with the lonely participation of Maria Lenk, to the Olympic Games of 2012, when the number of women was practically the same as men, many things have happened. The participation of Brazilian women in the Olympics was not a gift. It was a conquest.
This documentary is part of the project Memories of the Olympic Sport.
In October of 2013, the documentary premiered on channel ESPN Brasil.