It’s On Earth Not on The Moon
Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar
8th de September, 9 p.m, Free Admission
Portugal, 2011, DOC, HD, Cor, 180’
A cameraman and sound engineer arrive at Corvo in 2007, the smallest island in the Azores archipelago. They propose to film “all that they can”. Little by little, they are accepted by the local population – a civilization with almost 500 years isolated in the middle of the ocean. The Corvo (Crow) is a large rock with 6 kilometers long by 4 meters wide, with a total area of 17.13 km2, a volcano crater and a single village inhabited by 440 people, a road, a town hall, a plane 3 times a week, a medical post, a nursery school, a school, a church and a restaurant.
It is not easy to get to Corvo Island. It is the most isolated point of Europe and also the most inaccessible, located in the western end of the Azores archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean. From the arrival of the first settlers to the Corvo, many from the Algarve until the end of the 20th century, this island lived isolated and completely self-sufficient. It is an agricultural closed, community with rituals and ancestral codes but open to the sea. Stories about economic and social relations with sailors and pirates traveling along the island’s coastline are legendary.
Direction, Photography, Production, Voice: Gonçalo Tocha | Sound, Soundtrack, Voice: Didio Pestana | Editing: Rui Ribeiro, Catherine Villeret | Post-production: Vídeo: Sérgio Aragão | Colorist: Ignácio Ribera| Sound mixture: André Neto | Distribution: : Alambique Filmes
Festivals and Awards: Directors Gonçalo Tocha