A Sea of ​​Movies – Portuguese Documentary Film Show, takes place every Saturday in September, in 3 Monuments of the Algarve: Sagres Fortress, Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar.

There are in total 5 screenings of quality documentaries, with international circuit and winners in several festivals, whose exhibitions will be outdoors and with free admission. This edition of A Sea of ​​Movies have as a predominant theme: The Sea – Humanity’s environmental heritage, this region’s livelihood heritage and tourist attraction, and now more than ever, heritage at risk.

In these documentaries, almost as contemporary archeology, for their symbiotic connection to the lives of people and regions we can really put the question: Heritage – what future? It is not easy to respond, given the current circumstances, but we can try through the vision of these directors, who work with living people, with the present that still exists, with links to the past but with contemporary experiences. They are contemplative, artistic documentaries with little interference from filmmakers who take on the role of the observer, leaving situations and people delivered at their own pace, like an open window to real life.

The idea of ​​doing this small show is related to the shortage of screenings and festivals in the audiovisual/cinema area in this part of the Algarve, which creates a distance from the contemporary national creation and from an ideological and situational proximity, but also by the attempt to recover the experience of open air cinema for the community, since the Algarve offers climatic, landscape, and historical conditions that are more than propitious.

This film show will take place under the 2018 edition of the program DiVaM – Dynamization and Valorization of Monuments, under the theme “Patrimony – What Future?” and it is a production of Rizoma Lab – Cultural Association


Luísa Baptista
Direction of A Sea of Movies

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