Christiane Jatahy

Depois do silêncio (After the silence)


Democracy and resistance

Sat 06/15/24 | 7:00–8:30 pm Tickets
Sun 06/16/24 | 7:00–8:30 pmTickets 

The performance June 15th will be followed by an audience discussion. The performance will be in Brazilian Portuguese with German surtitles.

In DEPOIS DO SILÊNCIO, Brazilian theater and film director Christiane Jatahy deals with the enormous effects of slavery in her native Brazil – the geopolitical realities and the consequences for the personal lives of many millions of people who were uprooted by colonial violence, without a country, without an identity.

The starting point is the novel Torto Arado by author Itamar Vieira Junior, which is set in the hinterland of the state of Bahia and tells the story of three young women and their struggle for the right to land, freedom and their own identity. DEPOIS DO SILÊNCIO combines the novel with the documentary film Cabra marca dopara morrer by Eduardo Coutinho about the uncovering of the murder of João Pedro Teixeira, leader of an agricultural workers' union, and integrates its own research and interviews.

The result is a work that blurs the boundaries between documentary, fiction, play and film. An intimate and disturbing report on an unresolved past that has structural repercussions in Bolsonaro's Brazil and far beyond. It is an attempt to connect yesterday with today in the hope of paving the way for change. 

Following her acclaimed Three Sisters adaptation "What if they went to Moscow" (2018), Christiane Jatahy returns once again to Freiburg.

“Christiane Jatahy affirms and demands a political theater. In other words, a theater that creates meaning, that asks questions, that does not allow itself a clear conscience. She stands in the great tradition of magical realism.”

- Marie-José Sirach, L'Humanité

Tickets | THEATER FREIBURG | Kleines Haus

Based on the book “Torto arado” by Itamar Vieira Junior published by LeYa.
Creation and text Christiane Jatahy 
Artistic collaboration, set and light design Thomas Walgrave 
Photography and camera Pedro Faerstein
Original Music Vitor Araujo and Aduni Guedes
Sound design and mixing Pedro Vituri

Sound (movie) João Zula 
Edition (movie) Mari Becker and Paulo Camacho
Costumes Preta Marques 
Collaboration text Gal Pereira, Juliana França, Lian Gaia and Tatiana Salem Levy
Interlocution Ana Maria Gonçalves 
Video System Julio Parente 
Body preparation Dani Lima 
Direction assistance Caju Bezerra 
Camera assistance Suelen Menezes
Stage manager Diogo Magalhães 
Light operation Leandro Barreto
Video operation Alan de Souza 
Tour manager Claudia Marques 
Administration Claudia Petagna
Production coordination Henrique Mariano 

Gal Pereira, Juliana França, Caju Bezerra, Aduni Guedes
and, for the film, Lian Gaia and the participation of the residents of the communities of Remanso and Iúna -Chapada Dimantina/Bahia/Brazil

Containing references to, and images of “Cabra marcado para morrer” by Eduardo Coutinho, Mapa Filmes production