Gustavo Jardim is a filmmaker and educator based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He develops artistic, cultural, and social projects that explore different approaches in cinema and literature. He has received awards for his research process, experimentation, and artistic achievement from the Tiradentes Film Festival, contemporary art festival VideoBrasil, and Instant Video Marseille, among other festivals. He is a researcher with Poetics of Experience (UFMG) and has served as curator of the International Short Film Festival of Belo Horizonte for three years. He holds a master of education degree (UFMG) and a Ph.D. in cinema and media studies (UFMG and University of Chicago). Artistic residencies include Kooshk (Iran, 2016) and Guajajaras indigenous tribe (Brazil, 2017). He coordinates cinema and education programs and develops methodologies for the use of cinema in inclusive pedagogies with communities with high rates of social risk.