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The Altered States of "Djon África" According to Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra

Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra's Djon África (2018), which is receiving an exclusive global online premiere on Mubi, is showing August 17 – September 16, 2018 as a Special Discovery.For most international observers, the Rotterdam Hivos Tiger Competition slot for Djon África was the first introduction to the Portuguese filmmaking duo of Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra. Yet, over the past decade they have quietly built a rather impressive body of short and medium-length work that has been a constant presence in the Portuguese festival circuit, with wins at IndieLisboa and DocLisboa, and traveled to some international fests (like Cinéma du Réel or DokLeipzig). Reis and Guerra have also regularly supported directors such as Golden Bear winner Leonor Teles or The Nothing Factory’s Pedro Pinho (a regular collaborator who scripted the original treatment for Djon África). Most of their own work is documentary in nature or origin, dealing openly with

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