My name is Ubirajara, I'm brazilian and I'm producing a independent film
called "Mesoperiferia - o filme" ("Mesoperiphery - the movie" in free
translation) that tells the story of the place where I live and also
introduces the movement "Mesoperiferia".
Since 2001 the Mesoperiferia group promotes soirées and theater
workshops for public school students. We also film testimonials of the
elderly residents in our neighborhood, trying to rescue and preserve the
memory of this place marginalized by the State.
The film is inspired by the homonymous book of the poet and public
school teacher Rogério Nogueira, a cultural activist of the peripheries
who conceived all this movement.
In the book the author refers to the Mano Chao songs in a very important
chapter, emblematic of the story. For this reason we are asking
permission to use the song "Desaparecido" in that movie scene.
However, unfortunately we do not have the resources to pay the license
fee and we are relying in colaboration by all artists who inspire us and
have concern with social issues, such as Mano Chao, a great reference
Thank you very much for your attention.
Ubirajara Gonçalves Filho