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Chimps and Me
Flavia Fontes and Charlie

I made the film LIVING WITH CHIMPANZEES fifteen years ago.
In the fall of 2010, the chimps went to live in the sanctuary of Great Apes where
chimps learn to be chimpanzees again.


Christophe Bisson and Flavia Fontes editing White Horse
 

Maryann De Leo and Flavia Fontes
 

Hugh Millard, Flavia and Rebecca Foster at a fundraiser.
 

Lynne and Flavia at a demonstration against the war in Iraq
 

Flavia, Lynne and Beth Dumez after Lynne's sentecing
 

Lynne and her husband Ralph Poynter at a demonstration
 

Flavia Fontes and Anne Aghion at Sundance Film Festival 2005
 

Flavia Fontes and filmmaker Tom Murray at the Taiwan Ethnographic Film Festival
 

Flavia Fontes filming an interview with Claude Levi-Strauss at College de France. Directed by Marcelo Fortaleza Flores- November 2005
 

Sedona International Film Festival 2005

07/25/08
Forbidden Wedding will be broadcast on Link Television
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06/02/08
Forbidden Wedding will be broadcast on Link Television
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05/03/08
Forbidden Wedding will be broadcast on Link Television
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04/15/08
Master Class
PARSONS PARIS
Screening of Living with Chimpanzees
19:00 14, Rue Letellier 75015 Paris, France

04/14/08
Master Class
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN PARIS
VISUAL STORYTELLING: NEW HORIZONS FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM
18:30 until 20:30 in the Grand Salon, 31 Avenue Bosquet, 75007

03/27/08

Forbidden Wedding will be broadcast on Link Television
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03/19/08
Forbidden Wedding will be broadcast on Link Television
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03/17/08
Forbidden Wedding will be broadcast on Link Television
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02/25/08
Forbidden Wedding will be broadcast on Link Television

01/14/08
WHITE HORSE produced and directed by academy award-winning Maryann De Leo and edited by Flavia Fontes, was selected to screen at Cinéma du réel in France and at the Berlin Film Festival. The documentary follows Maxim’s journey back to Pripyat, twenty years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Pripyat city is unfit for human habitation for 24,100 years because of radioactivity.

Link TV Upcoming Airdates For Forbidden Wedding
Monday, January 14th 04:00 pm
Friday, January 18th 01:00 pm

09/15/07
V mostra de cinema & religião - Religião e ritos de passagem: nascer, viver e morrer de 25/9 a 7/10 -  www.centrocultural.sp.gov.br/programacao_cinema.asp
CASAMENTO PROIBIDO/ FORBIDDEN WEDDING 

04/19/07
Forbidden Wedding will be broadcast on Link Television 
Premiere:
Sunday, April 15 at 5:00pm Pacific / 8:00pm Eastern
Friday, April 20 at 9:00pm Pacific /  12:00am Eastern
Rebroadcast:
Monday, April 23 at 2:00pm Pacific / 5:00pm Eastern
Thursday, April 26 at  5:00pm Pacific / 8:00pm Eastern
Friday, April 27 at 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern

01/04/07
Avid: 30 Spot Contest
BEHIND A GREAT FILM IS ONE OF THE WINNERS OF THE AVID CONTEST AND IT IS ONE OF THE  5 Top People's Choice Vote-Getter.
Behind a Great Film
Directed by Flavia Fontes

11/17/06
Forbidden Wedding/Casamento Proibido Directed, Produced, Edited, and Photographed by Flavia Fontes screened at the 16th Latin American Film festival in London on November 17th, 2006.

"Engaging and thought-provoking with unwitting comic touches."  TimeOut London London , November 2006.

Channel 4 - Art of Glass blog - A forbidden wedding - Interview with Channel 4, ENGLAND

In the London Film Festival, Brazilian documentarist Flavia Fontes is showing a film about a Brazilian denied permission to marry because the Church ...
www.channel4.com/blogs/page/

Latin American Film Festival Forbidden Wedding . Friday 17th Nov - 6.30pm - Renoir. Dir. Flavia Fontes , Brazil , 2001, 56 mins, Colour. Director Fontes specialises in beautifully ... latinamericanfilmfestival.com/films.htm

10/19/06
Centro Cultural Alameda , Santiago , Chile
October 18, 19 and 20th, 2006

Festival Audiovisual de Discapacidad 2006 - Fundación Teletón - Mario Kreutzberger 1531, Santiago-Chile - (56-2) 6749700 - www.teleton.cl

ESPECIALES - TERRA FORBIDDEN WEDDING Un documental de Flavia Fontes 56 min /2001/USA/color ... Forbidden Wedding es una exploración de los derechos de la discapacidad, ... www.terra.cl/.../especiales/2006/un_minuto_del_otro/ 

09/29/06
Who's Afraid of Lynne Stewart? (work-in-progress) Directed, Produced, Edited, and Photographed by Flavia Fontes over four years, since the indictment in 2002. September 29th, 2006 at 7PM - Downtown Community Television. 

05/16/05
FORBIDDEN WEDDING premiered on Sundance Channel on May 16th, 2005 and it was broadcast again on November, 2005,  August and November, 2006. 

Terror at Home: Domestic Violence in America excerpts screened at the Sundance Film Festival, 2005. Directed by Academy Award Winner, Maryann De Leo. 

03/05/05
In March 2005, Flavia Fontes was  a panelist at the Director's Workshop at the 11th Annual Sedona International Film Festival.

04/10/05
Terror at Home was broadcast on Lifetime Television.

08/06 - 09/06
Forbidden Wedding screened  in August and September of 2005 at the Film Festival  "Assim Vivemos" in Brazil. 

10/01/05
Living With Chimpanzees: Portrait of A Family was screened at the Taiwan Ethnographic Film Festival Directed, Produced, Edited, and Photographed by Flavia Fontes.

10/07/05
Forbidden Wedding - New School University , Faculty Screening Series.

11/29/05
Interview with Claude Levi - Strauss
Flavia Fontes filmed an interview with Claude Levi - Strauss at College de France, Paris.  Directed by Marcelo Fortaleza Flores

Claude Levi-Strauss is a French anthropologist most well-known for his development of structural anthropology. His belief that the characteristics of the human mind are everywhere similar was found after countless travels to Brazil and visits to North and South American Indian tribes. The method he used to study the social organization of these tribes is  called structuralism. "Structuralism," says Levi-Strauss, "is the search for unsuspected harmonies..."