The 2018 edition of the traditional Grand Rapids Film Festival (GRFF), which took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, bolstered the movement of the festival in search of filmmakers with their own particular way of observing the world around them, with the documentary, Beyond Fordlândia (EUA, 2017, 75 min.), more than meeting expectations to win the prize of Best Feature at GRFF.
After the screening at the Wealthy Theatre, Marcos Cólon participated in a talk with the public on the film's production and the reactions to screenings of the film around the world. Upon receiving the award, he then emphasized the significance of the prize.
“It is gratifying to see that the challenges faced by the Amazon rain forest call attention to so wide a variety of people. The Amazonia people and the Forest cry out for sustainable solutions to the ecosystem that is favorable to us all. It is great recognition that the film was awarded a prize at a festival that is not restricted to the theme of the environment, but that manifests the same concern with the transformation of the planet that we all inhabit", as evaluated the director.
Next month, Beyond Fordlândia has screenings programmed for London and Wales, in the United Kingdom, and at Cine Eco, in Seia, Portugal