Vai e Vem / Swing and Sway
Co-directed with Chica Barbosa. Feature Documentary, 2022, 82 min.
Produced by Vulcana Cinema e Pessoa Produções
Brazilian Distribution by Boulevard Filmes
International Distribution: Utopia Docs

Festivals e prêmios
Olhar de Cinema - Filme de Abertura/Opening Film
Sheffield Doc/Fest - International Competition
International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
GuadaLAjara Film Festival
CineBH – Belo Horizonte International Film Festival
IndieCork Film Festival - Louis Marcus Award for Best Documentary
DOK Leipzig
RIDM - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
Firstborn Girl Festival
Cinélatino – Rencontres de Toulouse
Festival de Málaga
San Diego Latino Film Festival
Outgaze Film Festival 
Dallas International Film Festival
Festival Del Cinema Dei Diritti Umani Di Napoli
Kaleidoskop Film und Freiluft am Karlsplatz
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
Queer Lisboa
EQUIS Festival de Cine Feminista de Ecuador
MOVE IT! Filmfestival for human rights

Two friends respond to the challenges of the present by connecting through a playful provocation. Separated by America’s hemispheres, one in Brazil and the other in the U.S, they communicate strictly through video letters during a year. As a rule, each letter is formally and thematically inspired by a woman experimental filmmaker. As life unfolds, they express on film what they want to share with each other: the experience of being a recent immigrant, the expectations of political elections in both countries, their fears and hopes, all while observing the different women around them.

Supported by the Visions Sud Est Fund and SPCINE Edital de Baixissimo Orçamento.

Participation in labs and markets:
Sheffield Doc/Fest Arts Talent Market 2021
Arché, DocLisboa
Ji.hlava New Visions Forum
FAM Work in Progress

Swing and Sway review – creating a feminist haven amid the rise of rightwing politics (The Guardian)
Sheffield DocFest review: Swing and Sway by Fernanda Pessoa, Chica Barbosa (Bussiness Doc Europe)
Sheffield DocFest 2022: Swing and Sway de Chica Barbosa y Fernanda Pessoa (Desist Film)
Olhar de Cinema começa com Vai e Vem (Revista de Cinema)
Cartas contra um tempo tóxico (Brasil 247)
Vai e Vem: Chica Barbosa e Fernanda Pessoa falam sobre o filme de abertura do 11º Olhar de Cinema (Cine Vitor)
Crítica Vai e Vem (Escotilha Cultural)
Crítica Vai e Vem (Club do Filme)
Crítica Vai e Vem (Meio Amargo)
Crítica Vai e Vem (Longa História)
Vai e Vem - Experimentalismo pandêmico (Plano Aberto)
Amizade entre mulheres cineastas, pandemia covid-19, troca de cartas EUA e Brasil: conheça o filme “Vai e Vem”(Prodview)
Ji.hlava Doc Festival Exposes U.S. Filmmakers to European Resources and Networks (Variety)
12 Ibero-American projects selected for Doclisboa’s Arche development lab (Screen Daily)
IndieCork announces the award winners of its 2022 edition (Cineuropa)
Effet miroir entre le Brésil et les États-Unis (La Presse)
Vai e Vem (Los Experimentos)