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Camila Franco Ribeiro Gomide

Born Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil 1996

Melhor Come├žar Pela Bandeira

Single-channel video 
Runtime 3:19
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Melhor Começar Pela Bandeira, which translates to “Better Start With The Flag,” is a direct criticism of Brazil’s idealization of the United States. There is a governmental and often popular belief that everything that is created or comes from the United States is inherently better than anything Brazilian. Therefore, prior to changing laws, I hereby request we change our flag first.

Production Credits

Directed and edited by Camila Franco Ribeiro Gomide
Camera Operator: Jenn Allen


Camila Franco Ribeiro Gomide is a sound and lens-based artist born in Ilhéus, Brazil. She holds a BA in Communications from Mississippi Valley State University and an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently lives and works out of Baltimore, Maryland. Camila’s work has been displayed both domestically and internationally. Her work is part of the permanent collection in the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, DE.