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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, January 7th, the award-winning short film ‘O Beijo de Carnival’ (The Kiss of Carnival) launched online, in anticipation of the unofficial blocos that took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro the next day.

Directed by Rio-based filmmaker Raniere Figueiredo, the experimental film features more than thirty couples participating over two years of Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro.

Shot in black and white . . .

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