Eliciana Nascimento is an award winner film director, writer and producer. She holds an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Cinema from San Francisco State
University. Before traveling to the US to attend grad school, she founded an independent production company in Brazil called Candace Cine Video and co-produced the documentary Rhythmic Uprising. Her short film The Summer of Gods premiered at Cannes film Festival, and has won five awards so far, including three of best picture. With this film, she reveals the beauty, culture and mythology of her people. Her hope is that it will encourage the preservation of Orishas traditions by inspiring viewers to honor them and learn more.