Doctors of Joy
Having its TV version indicated to the Emmy Award 2005, and theater version awarded in several international and national film festivals, this documentary registers the job “Doctors of Joy”, a group of clowns, do with seriously ill children in hospitals all around Brazil aiming to bring some happiness to their life inside such adverse environment. This film transmits the importance of art and its social role, focusing on the triumph of love and laughter through unique professional work of the Brazilian group of Clowns for children inside the hospitals.
Directed by: Mara Mourão – Script By: Mara Mourão – Produced By: Tatiana Battaglia and Mauricio Dias – Original Soundtrack: Arrigo Barnabe – Co-Produced By: Mamo Filmes, Grifa Filmes, Discovery Latin America/ Iberia and Teleimage – Distributed by Imovision (Theater Version – Brazil) and Europa Filmes (DVD – Brazil).
2004, 35mm, 1 x 96'
2005, HDTV, 1 x 48'
Directed by: Mara Mourão.
Script: Mara Mourão.
Support: UNESCO and Globo Filmes.
Distribution: Imovision and Europa Filmes.
Broadcast: Festivals worldwide, Discovery Health (TV version), Globo and Globo International, Box TV, A&E History Channel and theatrical exibition in Brazil.
Coproduction Grifa Filmes, Mamo Filmes, Discovery Latin America/Ibéria and Teleimage.