CineBRASILThe project started with a proposal by Yarbrough and Harrison to travel to Rio de Janeiro and research film and media in Brazil by working with an institution called Cinema Nosso.

With the help of an Oliver Kwon Grant, offered through the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the two Brown students were able to travel to Brazil in the summer of 2008 to teach a one-week film workshop and film their documentary.

“Nos do Cinema” (We of the Cinema) is a documentary that follows six film students in Rio de Janeiro as they struggle to overcome obstacles in film school and pursue their love of cinema.
The film is directed by Finn Yarbrough 09 and produced by Chaney Harrison and opened CineBRASIL, the second annual Brazilian Film Festival at Brown.

The festival featured seven feature-length films including “Nós do Cinema“ and four shorts, as well as a presentation on Yarbrough and Harrison’s research project in Brazil on opening night.