May 20, 2015
Brazilian tennis great and former world number one Gustavo Kuerten, better known simple as Guga, was a superstar at the French Open (Roland Garros). He won the grand slam tournament three times back in 1997, 2000, and 2001.
So who will take the title this year? According to Guga, it'll be Rafael Nadal who will win his 10th title. Will his predictions be right? We'll have to wait and see when the tournament kicks off next week.
This interview was produced and filmed by Dona Ana Films & Multimedia for Perform Group. All editing and post production done by Perform Group. Click here to see Guga's predictions for the tournament, and click here to here the tennis great speak about his found memories of Roland Garros.
Never been to São Paulo, but always wanted to go? Have a listen to one of our latest projects created for Monocle 24's show "The Voyager". We completed a 15 minute audio guide to the city. We spoke with everyone from city councillor Nabil Bonduki, Tubaina bar owner and creator Veronica Goyzueta, and visited the first park and shower bike shop Aro27.
The audio guide tells you about São Paulo's diverse population, the city's graffiti art scene, and the quirky beauty behind the city's traffic jams and how more of the city's residents are now opting to pedal around the city rather than drive. Click here to listen to the full report.
The food truck industry has taken off around the world, and Brazil is no exception. But with the high taxes and taunting bureaucracy on small businesses, many food vendors have turned to food bikes to pedal their food instead of trucks, which is exactly what Fred Gomes has done. Fred’s Beer 21 specialises in selling some of the finest craft beers to help Cariocas quench their thirst on some of the city’s hottest of days, something new in a country that is typically used just a light beers like Brahma. Monocle’s Rio de Janeiro correspondent Sheena Rossiter paid a visit to the beer vender on wheels to see how it’s changing Brazilians’ taste for beer in the city. Click here to listen to the report on Monocle 24.
Shootings happen on a daily basis in Complexo da Penha in Rio de Janeiro leaving a limited number of safe spaces for kids to play in the community. With help from Chevrolet inaugurated a new football pitch for the community this past Saturday as part of a global project One World Play.
Filmed and produced by Dona Ana Films & Multimedia, edited by Vbrand (Grupo In Press) and the results of the daily work of Street Child United and in Rio de Janeiro.
For us at Dona Ana Films & Multimedia, the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil was much more than a 32-day tournament. For us, it was several years of crisscrossing a continental-sized country filming host cities' preparations, countless press conferences, and all the other joys and controversies that surrounded the tournament. This video is a summary of everything we filmed, from the cities' preparations for the tournament, to the World Cup draw, to Germany winning the World Cup.
In the past year, a lot has changed in the world of football. The 2014 World Cup manager for Brazil, Luiz Felipe Scolari, resigned after the Brazilian national team lost 7-1 in the semi-final to Germany, one of the worst losses in FIFA World Cup history, which left the host nation bruised and apathetic about the national team.
FIFA itself is now embroiled in its worst corruption scandal ever. Several of the FIFA officials in this video are being investigated by the FBI for racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering, like former CBF president José Maria Marin who is currently in prison in Zurich. And, the biggest change of all, FIFA's President, Sepp Blatter, has resigned from his post.
After a successful 2010 and 2014 Street Child World Cup, UK-based NGO Street Child United will hold the first-ever Street Child Games in March 2016.
With Olympic-themed games, a festival of arts and a street child congress led by the children focusing on the rights of every child, the Games are aimed at helping street child get off the streets by empowering them through sport.
To learn more about the upcoming Street Child Games, please go to streetchildworldcup.org/2015/01/on-your-marks-get-set-go/
And to learn more about Street Child United, please visit their website streetchildworldcup.org/
Going to enjoy carnival this year? Clean up your garbage.
Help the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro (and the rest of Brazil) keep its natural beauty. If you drink or party, put you garbage in the bin, and help keep the streets and beaches clean. This was a voluntary project.
2014 will no doubt be a busy year for all of those in Brazil. With the FIFA World Cup happening in June and July, and with a presidential election a few months after that, over the next 12 months there's going to be a lot of attention focused on Latin America's largest nation.
At Dona Ana Films & Multimedia, we'd like to wish everyone a happy 2014. Here is a little taste test of what the new year's celebrations looked like at on Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach. Looking forward to seeing you in Brazil this year!
Reporting for Monocle, the New Cities Summit was held in Sao Paulo this year, which talked about the future of global cities. Here is a summary of what was spoken about at the event.
The 13th annual Indigenous Games were held in Cuiabá, Brazil in November where thousands of Indigenous tribes from sixteen different countries took part in events such as archery and tug-of-war. As Brazil approaches summer, tempuratures in the centre-west city of Cuiabá reached around 40 degrees Celsius. Needless to say, it was a hot film shoot.
A member of the Dona Ana Films & Multimedia was at the event filming for Perform Group/Omnisport, and captured this stunning image of a tribe leader.
A member of Dona Ana Films & Multimedia worked in partnership with ProHDvideo to produce a documentary for Dutch broadcaster NTR. Click here to watch the final documentary.