Estas Vendo Coisas

A Film by Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Búrca


In the darkness of a nightclub, hairdresser Porck and firefighter Dayana try their luck as Brega singers while plotting their course from studio to stage. Gestures are followed by melodies about love, betrayal, luxury and power in an experimental documentary about how pop music is experienced as a new form of labour in the Northeast of Brazil.


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    Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Búrca

    Bárbara Wagner (Brasilia, 1980) & Benjamin de Burca (Munich, 1975). Trained as a journalist and photographer Brazilian artist Bárbara Wagner understands how media is implicated in manipulating perceptions, often creating historical myths and stereotypes. Since 2005, she has independently produced photographic series and publications on the representation of tradition, both in in
    Brazil and abroad. The German born, Irish artist Benjamin de Búrca has a practice in the arts since 2000 where painting, photography and video are equally important in his work. Working in collaboration since 2011, they are interested in the space documentary and art both share. Their more recent investigations concentrate on collective practices and traditional rituals specifically manifested in the body of youths living in the peripheries of Brazil’s Northeast which lose their connotations of symbolic resistance to become products of tourism and entertainment industry. Wagner and de Burca participated in the 33rd Panorama de Arte Brasileira (São Paulo), 36th EVA International (Limerick), 32nd São Paulo Biennial and 5th Skulptur Projekte Münster. They live and work in Recife, Brazil.

Awards + Festivals

  • 67th BERLINALE, INTERNATIONALE FILMFESTSPIELE BERLIN (Worldpremiere, Berlinale Shorts, Berlin, Germany)February 10, 2017
  • KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE - FORUM EXPANDED BERLINALE SHORTS MIX (Official Selection, Kerala, India)March 12, 2017
  • 10th LICHTER FILM FESTIVAL FRANKFRT INTERNATIONAL (Official Selection, Frankfurt, Germany)March 28, 2017
  • 3rd PHI CENTRE – THE BEST SHORT FILMS OF THE BERLINALE (Official Selection, Montreal, Canada)April 10, 2017
  • 6th KYIV INTENATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Kyiv, Ukraine)April 19, 2017
  • 40th THE NORWEGIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grimstad, Norway)June 14, 2017
  • 2nd CIUDAD DE MÉXICO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, México City, México)June 25, 2017
  • 25th CURTAS VILA DO CONDE IFF (Official Selection, Vila do Conde, Portugal)July 8, 2017
  • 20th GUANAJUATO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Documentary category,San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato, Mexico)July 21, 2017
  • 16th “DOKUFEST” - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International Short Films Competition, Prizren, Kosovo)August 4, 2017
  • ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania)August 7, 2017
  • CURTOCIRCUÍTO, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Section RADAR, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)October 1, 2017
  • 6th INT'L DANCEFILMFESTIVAL BRUSSELS (Official Selection, Belgium)October 4, 2017
  • 36th UPPSALA INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competition "special programme International Docurama", Sweden)October 23, 2017
  • 27th CURTA CINEMA - FESTIVAL INT'L DE CURTAS DO RIO DE JANEIRO (Official Selection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)November 1, 2017
  • 59th ZINEBI - FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM OF BILBAO (Official Selection, Bilbao, Spain)November 10, 2017
  • 34th IKASSEL DOCUMENTARY AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kassel, Germany)November 14, 2017
  • 11th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 24, 2017


Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca and Pedro Sotero
Carol Vergolino, Daiana Dultra (Alumia)
Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Búrca
Director of Photography
Pedro Sotero
Art Direction
Benjamin de Burca and Thiago leal
Phelipe Joannes, Sálua Oliveira
Rodrigo Carneiro
Sound Design
Daniel Turini, Fernando Henna (Confraria de Sons e Charutos)
Carlinhos Sá, Dany Bala, Tiquinho Lira


Running Time
18 mins
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
5.1 sound



aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068


Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca