From the local audiences to the film critics from around the world, everyone is happy and in high spirits.
One person we regrettably did not get to meet, however, is Oscar Maron Filho, the Brazilian director who passed away last month in Goa,
We did feel honored to catch his film "Mario Filho, the Creator of Crowds."
Jan Tilman Schwab offered a touching tribute before the screening of his documentary that explores the life of the journalist who transcribed the flair of his countrymens' footballing.
After, we went to check out "Will" in the outdoor amphitheater. It was another very cool scene in a week full of them. Darkness fell, somewhere between 500 and 1,000 people arrived, and the film drew tears and cheers again. (In case you were wondering, the ending remained the same.)
"Soka Afrika," winner of the 2011 Golden Whistle at K+S New York, rounded out the day. (Well, there was a party on the beach, but that's a story for another time.)
In a few hours, we're heading to the 7th floor of a local hotel to moderate a panel with Tilman, Ellen, and Riyas Komu called "Is Football Only A Game!" Note the lack of a question mark. This is a statement of fact, people.