Cristèle Alves Meira has been a stage director since she’s 20 years old. She directed Jean Genet’s LES NÈGRES and SPLENDID’S, then Suzan-Lori Parks’ VÉNUS, at the prestigious Théâtre de l’Athénée Louis-Jouvet in Paris. She directed a documentary in Cape Verde, SOM & MORABEZA (52’), in which she reflected on the issues of immigration in the African Portuguese-speaking countries through the theme of music; and later through Angolan youth and its social realities, in BORN IN LUANDA (26’). Since 2008, Cristèle Alves Meira also runs stage workshops for primary, middle school class pupils and students under the leadership of the National Scene of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines. After SOL BRANCO (which won the Quality Award of the CNC 2015), Cristèle shot her second short film, CAMPO DE VIBORAS, again in the Tras-os-Montes area (located in the North-East part of Portugal) in January 2016, which got selected to the Cannes Critic’s Week. She is currently writing her first feature film, ALMA VIVA, developed at the famous FEMIS school in Paris.
Cristèle Alves Meira
Cristèle Alves Meira's films at RIFF