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Pipas [Kites]

For a young Brazilian boy, flying a homemade kite is much more than an amusement – it’s an outlet for dreams yet-unfulfilled.

Pipas is a self-contained vignette from the film Sou da Bahia [I’m from Bahia]. This observational film is paired with the lyrical voice-over musings of an 11-year old Bahian boy named Jhonatas. The rich visuals of the environment root the viewer in a very distinct time and place as Jhonatas daydreams thoughtfully while guiding twigs, paper, and string through the evening air.


  • 2010
    BYUtv, First Look (series showcasing student films) (Broadcast Version) — full episode
  • Sept 18-29, 2009
    “Sou da Bahia” Multi-Media Art Exhibit, BYU Harris Fine Arts Center (Video Installation Version) — details


BYU Magazine, “Sou da Bahia” — Fall 2009 — article