Maracatujaba | Social Project by Univasf

Maracatujaba | Social Project by UnivasfMicrometragens made from alternative devices with debutants


The “Maracatujaba Folk Group” of Pernambuco entered the second stage of the Pibid project developed by the University of Vale do São Francisco in partnership with the journalist and filmmaker Wllyssys Wolfgang. Students from municipal schools in the sertão of Pernambuco received the professionals to learn audiovisual techniques and participate as characters, revealing the community’s most intimate identity. The result was eye-popping in the vibrant colors and broad smiles of the students.



This project had the challenge of teaching audiovisual language using alternative devices, such as mobile cameras, home digital, handcam, tablet etc. Then using software for editing and finally displaying the result in the communities themselves.

The project covered quilombola communities, bordering the São Francisco River, sernão Pernambuco and Bahia, municipal public schools, folk groups and so on. In the end, we were able to produce 58 micrometres using only the material we found in communities, in schools, in groups.

In addition to creating multiplier agents of the powerful audiovisual tool, the communities that were registered began to see themselves in audiovisual products. The coordinator and creator of the project was Prof. Dra. Manuela Lins. Journalist and filmmaker Wllyssys Wolfgang has ministered and guided the production of micrometres in the communities for two years.

The University of the São Francisco Valley (Univasf) was the main sponsor of the Institutional Scholarship Initiative Program, given to the students of the Visual Arts course who visited the communities, elaborating the productions, guiding the residents and applying theories of teaching in communities Lacking in the backlands of Bahia and Pernambuco.




Without considering the social impact and the eternalization of memories in the form of audiovisuals, exhibitions in the communities and the involvement of university students, it is estimated that around 300 people benefited from the actions that bear fruit until today, see micrometragens Used by the participating communities.