by Sherif Awad
She developed a taste for the arts with nine years of classical ballet that she started to practice when she was only six years-old. Flávia Bettinelli had inspirations from many stars like Bolshoi dancer Pina Bausch, international stars Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Fred Astaire, Laurence Olivier, Marlene Dietrich, Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, John Malkovich and Laura Cardoso; and so on ...
Studying is essential for any profession to be embraced. I do not believe in those who do not have knowledge and do not classify it, except those who do not have access“, says Flavia who thinks that "stardom" is related to decent roles. “Otherwise, it does not attract me at all…. I still believe in humans regardless of their profession and that everyone does what they want to do with dignity, ethics and respect ... from a doctor, an actress a servant, all without exception deserve recognition... I don't live for fame but I live for art, advocacy and storytelling that inspires critical thinking ... that prevails for me, the rest .... I don't care. What matters to me is what is alive. Challenges exist and especially in the art and education of underdeveloped countries, where rulers want to prune the ability to think and reflect...”.
About Brazil, Flavia says she lives in a colonized country that has massacred its history and people, as long as there is no educational and cultural project, we will not leave the place. “On the one hand, there is a setback from a rule-making, unprepared government that is dismantling achievements that only managed to come to power with the production of fake news!”, she adds. “But there is also no prepared, structured opposition. Globalization has been separating us into macro blocks and I feel it is a worldwide trend ... Here we discuss hunger, lack of education, culture, while there are countries that discuss the possibility of access for a woman to study and others where women govern countries… And that's where the art of voices comes in, giving images and moving people to think to reflect and decide what they want ...”..
Flavia does not participate in many programs and socio-cultural works, concentrating on her profession. Yet, TV in Brazil is still exploitive and sensational. “I think the world feeds this market, which I do not oppose, as long as those involved wanted it and is in accordance with wishes and desires and not the other. If there is a market, there are those who consume, and I question those who consume. What I disagree with is the trafficking of women, the abuse of rape, the lack of respect for women, domestic violence ... This to me is the result of criminal people who put their whys on the "freedom that art provides". Sorry, but then we will enter into a different social discussion of this proposal ... 'There are many mysteries between heaven and earth than our vain philosophy' Shakespeare already said.
Falvia work as an actress, artistic advisor and on theater and cinema ... “and I can once again affirm that life is ephemeral and everyone should live it as best they believe, regardless of profession , be true to yourself “, she adds..