Odo Ya! Life with AIDS

Director: Tânia Cypriano
Country: Brazil
Year: 1997
Running Time: 58 min.
Language: Portuguese


A documentary about the effect of AIDS on minorities in Brazil explores the history of AIDS campaigns, the cultural implications surrounding the disease and the unusual response of one religion, Candomble, to educate the public and cope with the epidemic.

About the Director

Tânia Cypriano

Also Known As: Tania Cypriano

taniacypBiography: Tânia Cypriano has been working between the United States and her native Brazil for decades. Her films and videos have won international awards including Best Documentary at the Joseph Papp’s Festival Latino in New York, the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, and Fespaco in Burkina Faso. They have also been shown around the world in places such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Hong Kong Arts Center, the Jerusalem Film Festival, the New York African Film Festival, the Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival, and the Berlin International Film Festival. Her television credits include working on documentaries for PBS, the History Channel, NHK in Japan, GNT in Brazil and Channel 4 in England. Tânia Cypriano has also been a grant recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Soros Documentary Fund, the Jerome Foundation, Experimental Television, and the National Latino Communication Center. She has served in productions for Bill Moyers, Martin Scorsese, Kent Jones and Nelson Pereira dos Santos. She has also co-organized film series with MoMA, the Anthology Film Archives, Exit Art, the Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo, and the Grazer Kunstverein in Austria.

(Source: http://www.taniacypriano.com/?cat=8)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Odô Yá! Life with AIDS (1997).

Viva Eu! (1989);
Tattoo and Symphony (1990);
Ex-voto (1990);
No Mirror (1991);
Odô Yá! Life with AIDS (1997);
Saúde e Fé (2003);
Grandma Has a Video Camera (2007).