DN films awarded in Porto and Coimbra festivals, Portugal
Jamaika – Onto New Paths, by Alexander Sussmann was awarded an Honourable Mention at 7th Porto/Post/Doc Film and Media Festival, and Water and Salt by Luisa Mello won an Honourable Mention at 26th Caminhos Film Festival held in Coimbra.
Pedro’s Home by Eneos Çarka was also presented in both festivals, and Mariana Castiñeiras’ The Importance of Being Cristina was presented in Coimbra, these latter films made during the current 8th edition of DocNomads.
By Alexander Sussmann
14' • Portugal • 2019
Jamaika is an informal settlement in the outskirts of Lisbon inhabited by African immigrants and Roma families. João, a 54-year-old handyman in the neighborhood is forced to face a new life after the re-housing of the community. During the building’s teardown, Joao battles between memories and exploring a new life.
By Luisa Mello
10' • Belgium • 2019
During the 2018 Brazilian presidential elections, a woman floats in waters far from home. When everything seems calm, a wave hits and carries her to the depths of her being.
Water and Salt is a journey through the consciousness of someone whose country is under threat from a fascist government.