New Directors Competition
The documentary draws a social and political panorama to explore the changes in Uruguayan society after the legalization of cannabis, considering cultural, political, economic and medicinal scenarios. With interviews with professionals from many areas, such as lawyers and pharmaceuticals, the documentary uses a chess game to represent the power play of the drugs’ universe and how each social actor plans its moves.
Born in Brazil in 1978. Bruna is a photographer, writer and documentary filmmaker. She began her career in 2009, directing the short film 448 and co-directing the short Moths. She participated in other productions, as a
producer and actress. Checkmate is her debut as a feature film director.