Heritales @ Teatro do Recreio Desportivo da Trafaria ( 23rd of March 2019)

Smiles of Peace

The yoga of laughter is a therapy that combines four actions: play, sing, dance and laugh, which makes us children again and allows us to approach a state of full happiness. This therapy unifies laughter (body), humor (mind) and love (spirit), basic principles of meditation. It works as a game dynamic, which progressively traps the participants. The benefits are innumerable, among them, the improvement in breathing, reactivation of metabolism and stimulation of a better emotional state. The documentary “Sonrisas de Paz” shows the journey made by the therapist Claudio Ortega Pérez, performing yoga sessions of laughter and fire homa in places in Chile that have been the scene of tragic or violent episodes throughout history, with the object of transforming their energy and clearing them of the negative charge that has persisted through time.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 23rd of March 2019
  • Time: 21.30
  • Duration: 28min + debate
  • Location: Teatro do Recreio Desportivo da Trafaria (Portugal)
  • Presence of the director: Videoconference
  • Registration: No registration required but limited space available
  • Extra Activities: Presentation and debate with Nicola Schiavottiello co-director Heritales.

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Heritales @ Teatro do Recreio Desportivo da Trafaria (23rd of March 2019)

Filmclubism in BF

In Baixada Fluminense, independent cultural groups began a filmclub movement that brings cinema to the viewer. For over a decade, these film clubs have a massive role on the social upbringing of suburb regions and the starting of a dialog to change the day-to-day of these cities. This documentary shows the role of six of the major filmclubs in Baixada Fluminense; Cineclube Mate com Angu, from Duque de Caxias; Cineclube Buraco do Getulio, from Nova Iguaçu; Cineclube Donana, from Belford Roxo; Cineclube Cinema de Guerrilha, from São João de Meriti; Cineclube Xuxu com Xis, from Austin; and Facção Feminista Cineclube, from Duque de Caxias. These film clubs take movies to squares, to bars, to schools and to where else there is a place to show. Promote film clubs is preserve the possibility of gathering, of relating with another and the pleasure of share and motivate people.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 23rd of March 2019
  • Time: 19.00
  • Duration: 20 min + debate
  • Location: Teatro do Recreio Desportivo da Trafaria (Portugal)
  • Presence of the director: Video-conference
  • Registration: No registration required
  • Extra Activities: Presentation and debate with Nicola Schiavottiello co-director Heritales.

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Heritales @ Casa do Brasil – Lisboa (22nd of March 2019)

They won’t steal my voice

A poetic essay about feminism. Naire (68) and Adelaide (36), two Brazilians women from two different generations meet in Lisbon at the Women’s March, in 2018. They walk together for changes.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 8 of March 2019
  • Time: 19.00
  • Duration: 15 min + debate
  • Location: Casa do Brasil (Lisboa)
  • Presence of the director: Teleconference
  • Registration: No registration required but limited space available
  • Extra Activities: Presentation and debate with María Zozaya, co-director of the Heritales – International Heritage Film Festival, since 2016 and Doctor and researcher in History. Francesca De Luca, Anthropologist, researcher in bodymaking sexuality and reproduction.

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Heritales @ Casa do Brasil – Lisbon (22nd of March 2019)

Fertile Land at Full Tide

Birth is, in many peoples, a time of celebration and worship. However, over the years, the hospitalization of childbirth has destroyed many of the roots that linked us to the ancestral culture. The documentary discusses stories of women who exercised the profession of partaking and brought knowledge that goes beyond obstetric training, presenting birth in a natural and humanized way. The relationship between midwife and parturient, non-medical solutions, and spirituality appear as paths to female freedom while they represent a connection with the ancestry erased by time.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 22nd of March 2019
  • Time: 19.00
  • Duration: 7 min + debate
  • Location: Casa do Brasil (Lisboa)
  • Presence of the director: Video-conference
  • Registration: No registration required but limited space available
  • Extra Activities: Presentation and debate with Francesca De Luca, Anthropologist, researcher in bodymaking sexuality and reproduction.

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Heritales @ Casa Do Brasil – Lisbon (22nd of March 2019)

Goodbye Forever

A tribe from Brazil performs a farewell ritual for a member of the village who has just passed away.
The ritual is performed around a bonfire where members of the tribe and caciques of other ethnic groups come.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 22nd of March 2019
  • Time: 19.00
  • Duration: 23 min + debate
  • Location: Casa do Brasil (Lisboa)
  • Presence of the director: Video-conference
  • Registration: No registration required but limited space available
  • Extra Activities: Presentation and debate with Francesca De Luca, Anthropologist, researcher in bodymaking sexuality and reproduction.

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Heritales @ Casa do Brasil – Lisbon (7th of March 2019)

Marabaixo Stories

The black people from Amapá, an amazonic Brazilian state, tell their own history through “Ladrão de Marabaixo” songs. They sing verses inspired by real events, mixing religious references, reality and fantasy, with humor and criticism in a poetical way.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 7th of March 2019
  • Time: 19.00
  • Duration: 72 min
  • Location: Casa do Brasil (Lisboa)
  • Presence of the director: TVideoconference
  • Registration: No registration required but limited space available
  • Extra Activities: Presentation and debate with María Zozaya, co-director of the Heritales – International Heritage Film Festival, since 2016 and Doctor and researcher in History.

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Isolation

When the world is in the dark all year long, the only sunny day is an important event. This day is tomorrow. Thousands of people gather on the beach, waiting to live this day together…


Monk

To whom does a monk raise a glass? To whom does he read his prayers? When the sun sits down the river, everything becomes gray and it’s more difficult to distinguish between white and black and the borderline between them. The monk crosses this line in search of the answer.


Nawabi Baluchari

The film ‘Nawabi Baluchari’ is about a special kind of silk tapestry of West Bengal, India. When Murshid Quli Khan became the first Nawab of Bengal, he transferred his office and courtyard to Murshidabad from Dhaka. There were silk weavers in a nearby village named Baluchar. The weavers were encountering the extravagant lifestyle of the Nawab for the first time. By being overwhelmed they created a kind of tapestry. They brought it to the Nawab for seeking some fortune. The foreign businessmen who was visiting the Nawab also discovered the new kind of tapestry. They made it as contemporary documentation. Periodically it has the Nawabs, then the foreigners, and their visits with the Nawab in the Nawabs Palace. The design shows Bibi is sitting as importantly as the Nawab in the court. It also has British women having tea in the garden, foreigner couples are on a boat trip on the Ganges with a native sailor. The intricacy in their hairstyle, clothes, jewelry, shoes are impeccable. Then comes the steam engine and the whole train as a motif on the tapestry. This new kind of weaving art made Murshidabad and the village Baluchar famous worldwide. The tapestry was gained fame by the name ‘Baluchari’. It all happened within 200 years. Devasting flood came over Baluchar for three consecutive years. The river Bhagirathi engulphed the village. Due to this calamity the weavers faced fatal consequences. A few of them flew to a drier land Bankura [200 km away]. This way fate puts the Baluchari weaving in the Baluchar village inside a coffin.