Eliza Capai is a journalist and an independent documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues. She is especially interested in amplifying voices from marginalized sectors of society in order to foster empathy in audiences. Her first feature, Here Is So Far (71’, 2013), is based on encounters with women during a seven-month trip in Africa. Her second movie, The Tortoise and the Tapir (72’, 2016), investigates the gigantic hydroelectric plants built and planned in the middle of the Amazon forest during Brazil’s worst drought in decades. Eliza is currently working on her third film, which is about the student takeover of schools in response to educational budget cuts in Brazil. At the MIT OpenDocLab, Eliza is working the interactive version of this documentary.