Scene from the film No Kings
Scene from the film No Kings
Scene from the film No Kings
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No Kings

  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • United States
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In a place where conventional structures of authority fall away, a tomboy, a sea captain, a fiercely independent pregnant mother, and two wayward fishermen must find their place in the space between the urban and a traditional life threatened by impending forces. An ode to nature and human relations, No Kings explores the freedom of one of the last Caiçara communities. What begins as a simple ethnography becomes a deeply personal journey, contemplating the current direction of modern Brazil.

Winner of the DOX:Award 2020 at CPH:DOX.


  • Original Title
    No Kings
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Emilia Mello
  • Cinematography
    Emilia Mello
  • Editing
    Pierpaolo Filomeno
  • Sound
    Ingrid Simon
  • Runtime
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Brazil
    • Italy
    • United States
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Denise Ping Lee
      • Roberto Minervini
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • CPH:Dox 2020
    • True/False Film Festival 2021
    • Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight 2022 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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