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Francisco De Assis - A Life Lesson

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Category: documentary
(Color - HD/2014 - 94 min. - Brazil)

Francisco de Assis - A Life Lesson conveys the story of Francisco de Assis Domingos, who becomes blind at age 25, after being accidentally shot by a friend.  Francisco learns how to deal with visual impairment, but unlike other people, blind or not, he turns his life around in a spectacular and unexpected way.  More than an example of overcoming, Francisco de Assis - A Life Lesson is a powerful story of love and forgiveness.

Production: Goulart Filmes
Executive producers: Marcelo Nigri and Yves Goulart
Producers: Yves Goulart, Marcelo Nigri and Nayglon Goulart
Director: Yves Goulart
Screenwriters: Micki Mihich and Yves Goulart
Cinematography: Yves Goulart
Editing: Micki Mihich and Yves Goulart
Sound operator: Nayglon Goulart
Re-recording mixer: Tim Starnes
Color correction and graphic effects: Mikael Buch
Acting coach: Nichele Antunes
Cast: Adriano Rafael Domingos, Rick Alison Domingos, Orlando Francisco Domingos, Diana Dutra, Renato Bianchin Gama, Soraia Schug and Yves Goulart
Interviewees: Francisco de Assis Domingos, Albertina Pessoa Domingos, Orlando Francisco Domingos, Sebastião Pessoa, Adriano Rafael Domingos, Rick Alison Domingos, Gisele Domingos Vivas, Luiz Goulart, Tereza de Medeiros, Marcelo de Medeiros, Valnei Teixeira, Etelvina Espíndola Caldas, Agedir Ceron and Luiz André Furlanetto
Composer: Aleksandar Simić
Music: Francisco de Assis Domingos
Art designer: Luciane Nardi
Still photos: Ulisses Job and Nayglon Goulart



  • 16th Havana Film Festival New York – World Premiere (New York, April 2015).


  • Brazilian Press Award – Cinema and Video (Florida, May 2017);
  • Silver Palm Award – Mexico International Film Festival (Mexico, May 2015);
  • Award of Excellence – Accolade Global Film Competition (California, November 2014).



Francisco De Assis - A Life Lesson DVD

DVD Além da Luz
Category: Documentary (Color)
Running Time: Approx. 94 min.
Brazil Rating: 10 years and older
Screen Format: Widescreen 16:9 Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1
Distribution: Avanturi Productions
Release: 2015
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Audio Description: Portuguese
  • Subtitles: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian


  • Over 90 minutes of making of and interviews about the project, the production, the script, the cast, the sound track, etc.

Educational/Institutional DVD:

The educational/institutional DVD has a special license that allows for limited public performance within a school or organization to an audience outside the privacy of your home.  To buy the educational/institutional DVD of the film Francisco de Assis - A Life Lesson, please contact Goulart Filmes.

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