Maria Clara Parente is a Rio de Janeiro based writer, artist, journalist, and film director who researches other ways of inhabiting this planet towards decolonial futures.
With a background in performance theatre and media studies and a master’s degree in Literature (PUC-Rio). After a short course at Schumacher College(UK), in 2018, she co-directed the documentary series What is Emerging?, winner of the award Best screenplay at the Rio Web Fest in 2019. Regenerar: Possible Paths on a Damaged Planet (2022), her first feature documentary, premiered in the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and won Best Director at Tietê Film Awards and Best International Documentary film(OFF Cine Doc Spain) awards. She is the author of the poetry books "Nas Frestas das Fendas" (2020) and "Empurrar o Chão" (2022).