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Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 18:30 to 20:00

Auditório Ilídio Pinho

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18 APR 2024, 18h30
(De)Colonial Histories
Ilídio Pinho Auditorium

Director and screenwriter, lecturer on the Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication course at Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa.
Between 1982 and 1995, she worked as assistant director, annotator and scene photographer on more than 50 Portuguese and foreign films. Since 1995, she has directed fiction films and documentaries, establishing herself as one of the most consistent names in Portuguese cinema.
The documentaries "Natal 71", "Kuxa Kanema - O nascimento do cinema" and the fictions "A Costa dos Murmúrios" and "Yvone Kane" are among his most recognised films, exploring subjects that cross his personal history with prominent issues in Portugal's recent history, such as the colonial war in Africa, the revolution and the end of the colonial era.

(De)Colonial Histories - Drifting between memory and oblivion.
Throughout these 35 years of work I have been exploring themes related to colonial violence. Always starting from intimate and singular universes, I've tried to create a set of reflective pieces that could serve to keep alive what is easily forgotten; evil, guilt, the pain of others and our own pain.  What does the camera show or hide when revisiting the past? Between my first documentary "Natal 71" (1998) and the fiction film "Banzo" (2024) many things have changed in the relationship we have with the construction of colonial narratives. What has changed? What has been said and what remains to be told? And what form might these narratives take? 

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