Aurélio Michiles is a filmmaker and documentarian. Initiated in the 1980s, his film and television work focus on the Amazonian region and its people. He attended the Institute of Arts and Architecture of the University of Brasília (UnB), in 1973, and studied Performing Arts at the School of Visual Arts in Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, in 1977 and 1978. He has directed award-winning films like O cineasta da selva (The Filmmaker of the Amazon, 1997), Que viva Glauber (1991), Teatro Amazonas (2002), and Lina Bo Bardi (1993), and A agonia do mogno (1992), in addition to his latest film, Tudo por amor ao cinema (2014). He lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.