Biography

Eduardo Rajabally

Eduardo Rajabally is a documentary and tv series director, journalist and scriptwriter who has an experience of 25 years as a tv professional. He has conducted over 3 thousand interviews, directed 13 documentaries and more than 350 episodes for tv, working all over Brazil and in Europe, USA, Asia and Latin America. He has created and directed for BBC, Globo TV, GNews/GloboFilmes, Globoplay, NatGeo, HBO, AXN/Sony, A&E, Discovery Channels, Animal Planet, Canal Brasil, GNT, Multishow, Telecine and OFF Channel (Globo TV cable channels), TV Brasil, TV Cultura and TVE (Brazilian public channels), Canal Cuatro Spain, TVI Portugal, ESPN and Eurochannel, with licensed works for Amazon and Netflix.

Rajabally has extreme sensibility for delicate and emotional stories, which he builds with simplicity and inspiring interviews. His specialties are Brazilian themes – historical, social and environmental ones, but with a global approach, and also complex investigations.

Some of his most important works include: field director of Brazil: One Virus, Two Worlds, BBC’s latest documentary related to the Pandemic and quarantine time in Brazil; Future-Proof Present, first Brazilian film about Circular Economy, filmed in Brazil and in Europe; Life on the Move, a feature film that has been around the globe investigating how inactivity is threatening human health; The Reinvention of Art Football, a TV movie about Brazilian football’s present situation, shot in Brazil and Europe; the documentary Para Gostar de Ler, that investigates the connections between reading and imagination on children; Aging (HBO), a series of eight documentaries about getting old; Wild Camera, a documental series that uses high technology to film wild animals; 2nd season of Doctors, a documental series about the lives of eight different doctors in one of the best hospitals in Latin America; game show The Brain – a television format created by Endemol and showcased on National Geographic Channel; Bull Rider, a full-lenght documentary shot in Brazil and in the US; Mission Extreme, shot on distant and exquisite locations in South America for Discovery Channel; the second and third seasons of tv series Taboo Brasil, for NatGeo; the award-winning full-lenght documentary Unknown Amazon; Animal Rescue, a tv series about the expansion of urban areas over wild animals habitats, exposing them to great danger; three seasons of Till Death Do Us Part – a non-fiction tv series about famous crimes of passion in Brazil; 1981 – O Ano Rubro Negro, a documentary about Flamengo’s football world cup conquest 30 years ago; O Brasil é Aqui, the first Brazilian tv travel show; Europa Paulistana, runner-up tv film in Emmy Awards International 2007; Caixa Mágica, a documentary on the history of São Paulo’s middle east immigrants; Brazil Amazing Tour tv show, filmed in all nine states of northeast Brazil, and broadcasted only in Europe; Ensaio Geral, a tv series about Brazil’s popular music scene; variety show Circo do Edgard; tv series Mobilização Brasil, winner of Vladimir Herzog Human Rights Prize; documentary short-movie Cabeceiras do Xingu, about the indigenous peoples of central Brazil, and the reality show Diário de Bordo, an ambitious project which accompanied very closely seven pilots during the biggest off-road race in South America, crossing over 3,500 miles.

Rajabally is currently field director and artistic/editorial supervisor of Pademic Portraits (GloboPlay/2022), a doc series that casts a retrospective and profound look on how the Covid-19 pademic affected our lives, exploring the stories and point of view of those working on the frontline (doctors, nurses, scientists and journalists). He is also finishing up a personnal and more alternative project about life on quarantine times (Inside Those Days) with characters filmed in almost 20 countries.

Last but not least, Rajabally is editing his new tv series about the tragic international network of child trafficking, with shootings in France and Brazil. He is also editing his doc-series Sound Architects, about Brazilian musical instruments makers. And, finally, he is preparing a series that discusses the biggest social, economical and environmental challenges of the 21st century.