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Zé runs a repair shop where he toils over the dregs and discards of his suburban seaside town. Zé is a black bisexual middle-aged man looking for love, and facing down the invisible traumas of colonialism to find a new kind of freedom. But can he learn to mend his relationship with himself?
About the director
Roger Ghil (1997, Brazil) is studying for a Master’s degree in Communication and Territoriality at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES). Ghil’s work has explored themes of anti-colonialism, diaspora and gender disobedience, and has won prizes including Best Film at Vitória Film Festival for short film O TRAUMA É BRASILEIRO (2020). MEND (2023) was selected for IFFR 2023.