In a theological sense, the word – or the verb – constitutes the sign of creation. Blown by God, the word unveils realities, builds worlds, edifies values and meanings of life. Thus the sacred texts were constituted, by means of a writing that founded both earthly and extramundane truth. And so, too, the first historical and poetic texts were established, by pegging to and perpetuating through time and space the human creation in actions and events, dramas and epics. What would become of humans without the written language? The act of writing is a poiesis, an ability to produce creatively, and representatively, a certain reality. In fact, the meaning attributed by the Greeks to the word poiesis demarcates the due measure of its importance: an activity that reveals the beauty of spirit and life. A process in which a certain reality is written/described, in a double approach: res fictae and res factae – in a continuous movement, of the fictitious reality created by writing, by the narrative, and of the factual reality that presents itself in the form of literature, of storytelling. Transposed to the audiovisual terrain, the script is the written form of the story to be told, through a narrative structure that is meant to be heard, felt and, above all, seen. In considering these aspects, BrLab – Development of Audiovisual Projects, together with ABRA – Associação Brasileira de Autores Roteiristas will hold the BrPlot – Scriptwriters’ Meeting, comprising 6 panels that will attempt to discuss aspects related to scriptwriting, in addition to the project laboratory activities. Sesc will host the BrLab activities, as well as the BrPlot panels, in order to reinforce the institution’s commitment to audiovisual diffusion and reflection on a medium that is decisive for the construction of imagery and new realities, combining literature and history, reality and fiction.
Danilo Santos de Miranda
Regional Director of Sesc São Paulo