Anesia - A Flight Through Time

Anesia - A Flight Through Time

  • Brazil
  • 73
  • STC
  • Ludmila Ferolla

Anesia Machado’s extraordinary life and career spans the 20th century, from the birth of the airplane to the age of rocket ships. In the early 20s, while still a teenager, Anesia became the first female pilot in Brazil. It was a time when flying airplanes was a romantic endeavour and the people who flew solo were considered heroic. When she flew by herself from Sao Paolo to Rio de Janiero in 1922 in a personal commemoration of Brazil’s centennial as an independent nation, Anesia became a national heroine. Before she was thirty, Anesia had participated in a failed revolution, been imprisoned repeatedly, co-starred in films and become a radio and print journalist. This film captures the bravery and charm of Anesia, whose reminiscences of her life are punctuated by wonderful archival footage of the planes and space craft that still have the capacity to send imaginations soaring. Marc Glassman.

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