Otra Condena, by Juan Manuel Repett
Visões do Império, by Joana Pontes
Ophir, by Olivier Pollet
In a remote village in Portugal, a young filmmaker breaks the law of silence in order to unearth the story of his grandparents.
Chico Rei entre Nós
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Como el Viento
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Ophir tells the story of an extraordinary revolution for life, land and culture, leading up to the potential creation of the world’s newest nation in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
A poetic yet dramatic ode to the indelible thirst of a peoples for freedom, culture and sovereignty; the film sheds light on the biggest conflict of the Pacific since WWII, revealing the visible and invisible chains of colonisation and its enduring cycles of physical and psychological warfare.
It all begins in the past: with Mina Keshavarz’s grandmother. She was a victim of domestic violence and her death was shrouded in mystery. In Mina’s present, a group of Iranian feminists founded a campaign called "Stop Domestic Violence Against Women". They collect testimonies of domestic violence around Iran and, in collaboration with a group of female lawyers, use it to write a new law. We sit with these brave women’s fight against the state, their journey around Iran and their uphill battle against all odds for a very basic human right, the right for women to be safe in their homes. The battle between intelligence and freedom against obscurity and oppression.
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Visões do Império
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Anne must come and pick up her father's stuff at his household room. An Algerian emigrant she barely knew, he just passed away. Anne is going to discover her father through his objects and realize, after all those years, that he loved her.
Tahiti, 35 years old, is Cameroon. Migrant without papers, he lives and works for ten years at the Alger Aero-Habitat building, but without getting any kind of legalization of his situation. His days go by, always similar, and meanwhile his family, still in Cameroon, pushes him to come back as soon as possible. Disappointed, he's ready to leave everything at the slightest opportunity to join his family in his native country.
New Neighbours: Only one God
The absurdities of colonial history conditioned the life of Califa Silas, one of the protagonists of Um Só Deus.
Califa was born in Guinea-Bissau when it was still Portuguese Guinea and, in his youth, he served in the Portuguese Command forces in the fight against the liberation insurgents. Califa grew up feeling Portuguese and was lucky to survive the mass executions of black soldiers from Guinea-Bissau, carried out after the independence agreement of Portuguese Guinea.
Living in the Azores for ten years, Califa found comfort in religion. He is one of the members of a small Muslim community that meets in the archipelago's first and only mosque. Most local Christians find it difficult to relate to a faith and culture that they perceive as dramatically different from their own. But a neighbor of the mosque, himself lost in a solitary existence, dares to discover similarities between spiritual beliefs.
Ana Lopes grew up in São Miguel, where, as a child, she made her own films with friends and colleagues. She started her career in Theater while studying Law in Lisbon. She completed the Conservatory of Performance in Los Angeles, the city where she made her debut in cinema and tv. Since then, she has interpreted over a hundred characters between Hollywood, London and Portuguese mainland and islands. Although she has several participations in soap operas and series, her path has been marked especially by cinema. She has starred in internationally awarded dramas, such as Uma Cidade Entre Nós, directed by Maria João Ferreira, Artur, directed by Flávio Pires, and Separar, directed by Mainak Dhar.
Currently, Ana Lopes is launching her company - Islanders Productions, developing a series, recording new projects and preparing to play one of the main roles in the next feature film directed by Luís Diogo.
Carolina Brito was born on the island of São Miguel in 1986. She has always studied in the artistic field, although today, professionally, she is working in the area of business management.
She often says that she was introduced to Amnesty International two years before she was born, as her parents knew each other working in the organization as volunteers. Today she works on the Face 2 Face project, which seeks supporters and members for the human rights causes defended by the organization. In São Miguel, together with a group of local people, she started the Info Solidário project, an organization that collects leftovers of market traders and other donations to make soup for families in need.
Born in 1981 on the island of São Miguel – Azores, he attended the violin course at the Azorean Conservatory and participated in several musical projects, from classic to rock, from death metal to fusion jazz. In 2006 he completed a sound course in Lisbon and since then has participated in several film productions: Pare, Escute, Olhe, directed by Jorge Pelicano, Enxoval, directed by Pedro Macedo, as well as artistic documentaries directed by Abílio Leitão and Alexandre Melo. Before returning to the Azores in 2013, he was the sound director for a series of Basil da Cunha films presented at Cannes Directors' Fortnight between 2011 and 2013. He participated in the sound direction of the film Volta à Terra, directed by João Pedro Plácido, which was part of the ACID official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. He received the award for best sound at the 41st Cinematographic Muestra del Atlântico with the film La Mano Azul directed by Floreal Peleato. In 2010 he created the production company Ventoencanado in the Azores, and makes his directing debut in 2013 as a producer and director in A Viagem Autonómica. In recent years he has been dedicated to advertising and institutional projects and productions.
Ana Margarida Cunha Silva
Ana Margarida Cunha Silva was born in Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island. She has a degree in Sociology and a Master in Intercultural Relations. She is currently attending a postgraduate course in Social and Solidarity Economy.
She has been working at the CRESAÇOR Cooperative since 2009, where she is Project Director and Coordinator of the Animation Agency for Cultural Inclusive Tourism – Azores For All and the Migrants Support Office.
In 2015 she joined an international volunteer program in the area of non-formal education and entrepreneurship in Guinea-Bissau. In 2018 she coordinated the Interculturality working group within the scope of the Citizenship in Portugal Roadmap of the State Secretariat for Equality and Citizenship.
Since 2019, in a partnership with RTP Açores, she has been part of the documentary series Novos Vizinhos, as a consultant for migrations, having also played the role of co-producer and co-writer in the Portuguese episode Um Só Deus.
Diogo Lima divides his time between film direction and the editing room. As an editor, he is dedicated to dozens of commercials and other short and long narrative formats. He made his debut with the documentary "PDL-LIS" (2012), highlighting his continuous work with Tremor festival, the documentary AZ-RAP - Filhos do Vento and the series Sou Menino Para Ir, with Portuguese comedian Salvador Martinha. In 2021, he signs the edition of Princípio, Meio e Fim, by Bruno Nogueira and directs the medium-length film Os Últimos Dias de Emanuel Raposo.
Eduardo Leal is a documentary photographer whose work focuses on political and social issues. He has worked for several years in South America and currently covers Southeast Asia and is based in Macau S.A.R., China. With a degree in Journalism from the Escola Superior de Jornalismo of Porto, he completed a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication and participated in the XXVIII Eddie Adams Workshop in New York.
Between 2009 and 2014, Eduardo was a consultant at The Arpad A. Busson Foundation in London, curating the exhibitions at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, and at Garage CCC, in Moscow. He was part of the editorial and design team of the book "Cuba in Revolution", published by Hatje Cantz in 2013.
Eduardo Leal's photographic work was awarded by the Sony World Photo Awards, POY Latin America, Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, Lens Culture Earth Awards, Estação Imagem, among others, and it has been published in various media.
Joana de Sousa
Joana de Sousa is a programmer and director. She graduated in Communication Sciences at Universidade Nova in Lisboa. Between 2010 and 2012, she collaborated as a producer at Queer Lisboa - International Queer Film Festival. Since 2011, she belongs to the creative collective and artistic platform Rabbit Hole. In 2012, she received a scholarship to attend the DocNomads international master's degree in Documentary Filmmaking. Her first short film, Bétail (2014), was shown and awarded at several national and international festivals. Since 2015, she has collaborated with the programming team of Doclisboa - International Film Festival. At the end of 2019, she joined the Festival Direction Board.
Salomé Lamas studied cinema in Lisbon and Prague, visual arts in Amsterdam and has a doctorate in contemporary art by the University of Coimbra. Her work has been exhibited both in artistic contexts and in film festivals (Berlinale, BAFICI, Museo Arte Reina Sofia, FIAC, MNAC – Chiado Museum, DocLisboa, Cinema du Réel, Visions du Réel, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, among others). She collaborates with the Catholic University of Porto, Instituto Universitário da Maia and Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola. She collaborates with the portuguese film production company O Som ea Fúria and is represented by Kubikgallery.
- How and where can I to book and collect tickets for the cinema sessions
Tickets can be collected at the Teatro Micaelense tickets office.
- Do I need to make reservations for the conversations?
Yes, as the capacity is limited to 30 pax per session. Reservations can be done through NOMA’s website from 19th July,
- How is the public award decided?
You will receive a card at the entrance to the session to cast your vote. At the end of the session, on the way out, votes should be placed at a urn located in Teatro Micaelense.
- When are the winners announced?
The winners will be announced on Saturday, the 31st, at the closing ceremony at 9 pm, before the short film session.
- I'm a journalist and I want to cover the festival. How can I do it?
Journalists should contact the communication team. Proposals should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org