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You Don't Know Me

Tú no me conoces, Você não me conhece

ALT | International Shorts

A riveting performance of a woman’s courtroom statement about her rape, and the physical, emotional and psychological ordeal she still endures are the basis of Rodrigo Séllos’ drama. Producer, actress and activist Taís Alves was incensed and inspired by a case of collective rape in May 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, where a 16-year-old girl was violated by 33 men who filmed and publicized the crime on their social networks. You Don’t Know Me is based on an account by "Emily Doe," an American woman who detailed her rape-trial testimony and experiences in a letter Alves and director Séllos found online. In this minimalist interpretation, Alves’ scorching performance cuts to the core about the devastating effects of abuse to one’s person, one’s vulnerability and one’s resilience. "We understood that the film could not be my version on the subject, but a way to reverberate that letter, to potentiate Emily‘s scream of fighting (such a strong attitude, such courage in describing all her suffering in so many details). You Don’t Know Me, it’s more than a scream. It’s a call. For consciousness, for dialogue, for actions."—Rodrigo Séllos & Taís Alves

Screens in program Crisis of Our Age


North American premiere
Director Rodrigo Séllos
Country of Origin: Brazil
Year: 2018
Running Time: 14 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In Portuguese with English subtitles
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Featuring: Taís Alves
Executive Producer: Rodrigo Séllos
Producer: Taís Alves, Renata Tardin, Rodrigo Séllos
Screenwriter: Taís Alves, Rodrigo Séllos
Cinematographer: João Atala
Editor: Rodrigo Séllos
Production Design: Constanza de Córdova
Music: Alice Coutinho, Romulo Froés
Production Company: Caos e Cinema
Print Source: Caos e Cinema

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