The policeman and the Pastor (en)

O Policial e a Pastora



Alice Riff


  • Brazil


Feature film



Film exhibited in Toulouse: 

In partnership with the Résidence Lycée Pierre Paul Riquet de Castelnaudary.

Script writer(s): 

Alice Riff ; Larissa Ribeiro


What is it like to be progressive and work in institutions based on extreme right wing ideologies? The Policeman and the Pastor is a creative documentary that builds an intimate portrait by a sensitive immersion into two complex individuals, an antifascist police officer and a feminist pastor. The narrative develops following two characters who consider themselves in "limbo": they are viewed with suspicion by progressive movements, and seen as traitors in the institutions where they work. This film investigates this “no place”, understanding it as a privileged space. Alexandre and Valeria walk through groups that do not communicate and are key characters to understand and delve into contemporary social issues the world is facing.

Visual concept: 

The Policeman and the Pastor is a creative documentary feature, which builds a deep and complex portrait of two characters. In addition to public performance, the film delves into the intimacy of these individuals and proposes to create a relationship between the documentarist and the characters, in a process where not only those who shoot are aware of what is being filmed, but also where a filming concept is created as an investigation into the mise en scène itself.