We are delighted to be sponsoring a screening of Alentejo, Alentejo and extended Q&A with director Sérgio Tréfaut organised by the Portuguese Language Centre /Instituto Camões on Monday 2nd November at Lecture Theatre Auditorium G.03 @ 50 George Square 6pm to 9pm.
Alentejo, Alentejo synopsis:
Following international recognition of Fado, Portugal recently submitted to UNESCO the polyphonic songs of the Alentejo, known as Cante Alentejano, or just Cante, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This film will be a journey into the hot Alentejo countryside (Southern region of Portugal) discovering Cante music and the life of its performers. Not many people outside Portugal know about these a capella polyphonic choirs, typically formed by 20 to 30 male agricultural workers or miners, that seem to express the deep voice of the Earth.
SÉRGIO TRÉFAUT was born in Brazil in 1965, from a Portuguese father and a French mother. After a Master in Philosophy at the Sorbonne (Paris), he started his career in Lisbon as a journalist and assistant director. Eventually he became producer and director. His documentaries were presented in more than 30 countries and received several international awards. His main titles are: Outro País (1999), Fleurette (2002), Lisboetas (2005), The City of the Dead (2009). Lisboetas was the first Portuguese documentary running in cinemas for more than three months. Journey to Portugal with Maria de Medeiros, Isabel Ruth and Makena Diop is his first feature fiction. For many years he directed Doclisboa International Film Festival and was the president of Apordoc (Portuguese Documentary Association).
Come and get inspired! Anyone welcome!
6pm – 9pm, Lecture Theatre Auditorium G.03 @ 50 George Square
FREE but places are limited so arrive early to secure a seat.