Experimenting and mixing languages ranging from video art to documentary film, Nader is an author with a strong essayistic appeal. Concerned with the complexity of contemporary Brazilian culture and its media-driven dimension, he explores certain characters – anonymous people, personalities and artists – looking for widely varied traces of urban identities. The documentary piece Beijoqueiro (1992) was one of the most widely recognized national videos of the 1990s, a summarization of common features of that generation. Nader followed that with the films Trovoada (1995), O Fim da Viagem (1996) and Carlos Nader (1998). The latter deconstructs the notion of autobiography, as he combines his own image with statements from transvestites, philosophers, poets and thugs. Throughout the 2000s, Nader worked abroad, directing documentaries and creating video installations for local cultural centers and taking part in various festivals and group exhibits. He has made several other films, including Concepção (2001), Flor da Pele (2002), Cross (2003), RBS: 50 anos da televisão no Brasil (2007), Pan-Cinema Permanente (2008), Chelpa Ferro (2009), from the Videobrasil Authors Collection series, and Eduardo Coutinho – 7 de outubro (2013). He recently won back-to-back prizes for Best Brazilian Feature Documentary in the last two editions of Festival É Tudo Verdade (It’s All True), for his films Homem Comum (2014) and A Paixão de JL (2015). Early on in his career, he edited the magazines Caos, from 1987 until 1989, and Circuit, inn 1990. Apart from creating authorial work, Carlos Nader is a screenwriter, film producer, events curator and journalist. Lives and works in São Paulo.
Carlos Nader
Carlos Nader

Carlos Nader.

1998, Brazil. vo Portuguese. 17’