Bunda Pandeiro is the first part of a trilogy that explores the rules of gender and race in the contemporary world. In Brazilian slang, the phrase is used to describe attractive buttocks by referring to them as a tambourine. The film blurs lines between gender and race, reducing each participant to the utilitarian role of a musical instrument.
Carlo Sampietro is an Italian mixed media artist based in New York City. His first major series The Street is in The House is a body of work that transmutes elements of urban life into objets d'art, he dismantles established value structures and elements of social control. Since 2011 his work has appeared in exhibitions at Berlin Short Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival (NYC), Figment (NYC), Galleria Rossana Orlandi (Milan), the Museum of Design (Como) and Barcelona contemporary Art Festival.