EXCLUDED WINNER: “Angels of the night” by Ana Beatriz Mota Acioli

English title: Angels of the night

Original title: Anjos da noite

Director: Ana Beatriz Mota Acioli

University: Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil


The documentary shows a group of volunteers called “Anjos da Noite”, making diary donations for homeless people. This is a sad and cruel reality from the front of the Santa Cecilia church, from the Boa Vista district, in Recife – Brasil. The people who daily receives the donations have the assurance that the same team will be there every day to feed them with good intentions, love and care. On the video, the history of Conceição Rodrigues is told, the founder of the “Anjos da Noite”, and 3 more people who live on the street, that decided to tell their stories. Its shown how important this help is to these excluded people and how spiritually fufilling is to help them with this experience. Since 2015, “Anjos da Noite” started their job, iniatially with 40 liters of soup and 50 breads, and nowadays it has been 2 years since “Anjos da Noite” volunteers themselves to help all of those who need their help.

Crew members and actors:

Ana Beatriz Acioli, Caio Santana, Fabiana Cavalcanti, Francisco Coutinho, Gabriela Milet, João Borges, Rute Silva, Victor Resende,  Conceição Rodrigues, Reginaldo, Jajá ,  Rafael de Souza, Ricardo Victor, Filipe Falcão, Thelma Guerra, André Araújo, Antonio Moraes, Lucas Becker