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The Boy and the World

Brazil – 2013

Films Sustainable Practices and Attitudes Retrospective


  • Wednesday, September 14 - 11:30am
    Instituto Iberia, Santiago de los Caballeros
  • Wednesday, September 14 - 3:00pm
    Alianza Francesa de Santo Domingo (AFSD), Santo Domingo
  • Thursday, September 15 - 9:00am
    St. Michael’s School, Santo Domingo
  • Thursday, September 15 - 7:00pm
    Saint George School, Santo Domingo
  • Friday, September 16 - 11:00am
    Colegio Bilingue New Horizons, Santo Domingo

Suffering from the lack of the father, a boy leaves his village and discovers a fantastic world dominated by animal-machines and strange beings. An extraordinary animation with many artistic techniques, portraying the issues of the modern world through the eyes of a child.

Director: Alê Abreu

Country: Brazil

Year: 2013

Duration: 80min

Language: No Dialogue


The_Boy_&_World_Director_1Alê Abreu

Alê Abreu was born in São Paulo in March 6, 1971. At the age of 13 he signed in the workshop of animation of the Brazilian Museum of Image and Sound, where he made his first short, entitled Elephant Memory. Graduated in Social Communication, he made the shorts; Sirius (1993), and Scarecrow (1998). Alê developed several works for advertising as the award-winning Nestle’s Milk Bottles, and many illustrations for magazines, newspapers and books. In 2008 he released in theaters and on DVD, the feature animation Cosmic Boy, with a book adaptation by FTD publisher. His last film, the short Step (2007), participated in the most important animation festivals in the world. Currently he works illustrating books, developing an animated series and promoting his latest feature film, The Boy and the World.

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