DeMenezes took ten years to make Trespassing,
his first feature-length documentary, winner of the Best Documentary
Feature award at the 2005 Boston International Film Festival and
Best Documentary at the 8th Festival Internacional de Cine y Video
de los Pueblos Indigenas held in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2006. DeMenezes
has worked in video production and editing for over twenty years,
including six years as a television production and post-production
coordinator at Paramount Studios. He studied film production at
University of California Los Angeles Extension and trained at
the Macunaima Theatre School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. DeMenezes was
born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and lives in Los Angeles, California.
"To reflect is to be alive. To rest is to be dead. To live
is a quest for a better life for everyone. To dream is to see
the child of tomorrow having a better life then we had."
Screened by NMAI
Carlos DeMenezes - courtesy of the filmmaker