Saracura filmes is an independent documentary and fiction film production company creating work for Cinema, TV and Web. Since 2007 it has produced shorts, features and television films that have participated in important national and international film festivals. Saracura is committed to artistic and technical quality of its works and values innovative forms of language that are capable of attracting and surprising audiences in the most diverse places.
Clarissa Knoll is a film director, producer and writer. She was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1977 and holds a degree in International Relations from PUC-SP. She began her career doing research for documentaries. Then she developed motion film projects and produced several art-house films by independent Brazilian filmmakers. She made her debut as a director with the short Street Vendor Cinema, the film had its premiere at the 13th Rio Film Festival, won the Itamaraty Award for best short film at the 35th São Paulo IFF, Best Short at Ethnographic Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro and Debut Director prize at São Paulo Short IFF among others. The film has circulated through dozens of festivals and was selected for New Directors/New Films Festival, organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2014 she released the documentary Guataha, the film represented Brazil on Doc TV América Latina IV program, through the partnerships between CACI, MINC, TV Brasil and TV Cultura and it was broadcasted by 20 public TV stations of 16 Latin American countries.