Born in São Paulo in 1942. Director, screenwriter and photographer, he is graduated in cinema at Design School of Ulm, in Germany. He began his career as photographer, working in various media outlets, including the Realidade magazine and Jornal da Tarde. His directorial debut was with Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica (1976). He also directed The Mucker (1978, 2nd Mostra), Jari (1980), O Terceiro Milênio (1982), Igreja dos Oprimidos (1986), Navegar Amazônia (2006, 30th Mostra), Pandemonium (2010) and No Meio do Rio, Entre as Árvores (2010).