Moara Passoni is a Brazilian writer, director and producer living between São Paulo and New York City. She served as a writer and producer for the Academy Award Nominee and Peabody winner "The Edge of Democracy'', for which she was nominated for best narration/writing by The Critics' Choice Awards and the International Documentary Association. “ÊXTASE”, her first non-fiction feature film, premiered in the main competition of CPH:DOX 2020, which hallmarked Moara as “one of the great names of today". The film screened at MoMA Doc Fortnight 2021, Visions du Réel 2020 among others, receiving great critiques and winning several awards, including the Prix D’Innovation Daniel Langlois at Festival du Cinema Nouveau and the Jury Award for best newcomers at the São Paulo International Film Festival. Moara is an alumnus of La Fémis-Cannes Producing Atelier, and is developing her first narrative film with the support of ScriptLab-Torino Film Lab 2021. She was picked in 2020 as one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by the Filmmaker Magazine. Moara graduated in Sociology, Anthropology and Political Sciences at University of São Paulo, studied Dance & Performance at PUC/SP in addition to Philosophy & Aesthetics at Paris 8. After finishing a master in Film & Documentary at UNICAMP, she joined the MFA in Screenwriting-Directing at Columbia University where she is a current candidate.
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