Raquel Sheffer (Porto, 1981) is a Director with a PhD in Cinema Studies form the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, where she developed her thesis on the cinematic representation of contemporary history under the advisory of Philippe Dubois. She published the book “El Autorretrato en el Documental” (The Self-Portrait in the Documentary) in 2008 in Argentina, where she obtained a Masters in Documentary Cinema. She has directed shorts and videos, which have been shown at several festivals and exhibitions, such as FIDMarseille, the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Trienal de Mármara. Her first individual exhibition opened recently in Santander. “Avó (Muidumbe)” (Grandmother (Muidumbe)), a short produced as part of the Video Art Course of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, has just received the award for best film in the competition section of the FUSO Festival in Lisbon.
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