Fleeing the Portuguese dictatorship with his family in 1965 shaped his desire to investigate the interior and exterior reality of emigration. He speaks about the shame of being forced to leave your roots for economic and political reasons. When politicians criminalize migrants, while permitting their exploitation, film must speak out.
A look at the struggles of Roma people in France. And at how good inter-communal relations can be when local authorities treat migrants as people. A story of how a family grew and integrated over a long period. Respect for a courageous struggle instead of fear and prejudice against the […]
Turbo-powered versions of Islam and Christianity are threatening the peaceful co-existence of religions in Mozambique. Centuries of migration, trade and colonial domination have produced unique multicultural societies. Her films are her way of negotiating her identity in uncertain times. Graham Douglas In her earlier work she developed the […]
Wahabi Islam and evangelical Christianity are both growing in this tolerant and multicultural country. Multinational companies are extracting wealth and security companies profiting from social conflict, because it is an opportunity for private security firms to move in. And Sharia utopia conflicts with the desire for consumer goods.
Maria Auxiliadora Lara Barcelos was a Brazilian revolutionary, who, like Dilma Roussef was tortured during the dictatorship. She continued her activism in Chile, and committed suicide in Berlin. It explores her inner life in exile through the letters she wrote to her family, texts and archive footage, as a way of saying: Never again!