Brazil | Portugal
Visual anthropology | Heritage | Amerindian ethnology | Brasil
Rodrigo Lacerda is an anthropologist and documentary filmmaker. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology: Politics and Displays of Culture and Museology from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH) and ISCTE-IUL, and a master's degree in Anthropology, specializing in Visual Culture, from NOVA FCSH. His PhD focused on the relationship between Indigenous cinema and heritage in Brazil. He also completed a postgraduate degree at the National Film and Television School (United Kingdom) and a BA (Hons) in Film and Broadcast Production at London Metropolitan University. He is a researcher at the Center for Research Network in Anthropology (CRIA) where he is the coordinator of the Visual Anthropology and Arts Laboratory (NAVA) and of the Practices and Politics of Culture research group. He has been an invited assistant professor at NOVA FCSH since 2017 and held that position at the University of Coimbra from 2019 to 2020. He made eight documentaries that were shown on national television and at national and international festivals and collaborated in several cinematographic productions in Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Brazil (in this case, with Indigenous filmmakers). He co-organized the Amerindian Film Screening – Paths of Indigenous Cinema in Brazil (2019), which was held at the prestigious Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and brought the Indigenous curator Ailton Krenak and several Indigenous filmmakers and artists to Portugal. His research areas are visual anthropology, Indigenous cinema, Indigenous ethnology, and heritage.