Heritales @ Museu do Oriente Lisbon (26th of April 2019)

Aabua Paika Kabu Bageya

Paika is a film about a martial art dance form. More than a medium of entertainment, it has a social significance as it commemorate and has preserved historical incidences, struggle and triumph of the Munda community in the art form. It is my honest effort to portray the lives with the culture and tradition of my community. This film is made through an understanding of the lives of the Munda community as an outsider and an insider. The film shows a narrative strung together with stories, songs and interviews of Pandeya Munda who have been dancing this folk dance form for more than 25 years.

This film is a culmination of the dance Paika along with the story of a typical village in Jharkhand. I have tried to weave a film which portrays and talk about Munda community. I feel this film is a blend of both the perspectives as I think myself as half insider and half outsider of the community being brought up in an urban setup.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 26th of April
  • Time: 18.00
  • Duration: 26min + debate
  • Location: Av. Brasilia 352, 1350-352 Lisbon
  • Presence of the director: Yes
  • Registration: Free event but need to be booked, limited spaces available, please contact Museo do Oriente
  • Extra Activities: Debate with the director of the film. Presentation by Nicola Schiavottiello and Maria Zozaya directors of Heritales.

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Heritales @ Museu do Oriente Lisbon (26th of April 2019)

Hindu Eu

‘Hindu Eu’ is a documentary that explores the reality and space of the Portuguese Hindu community in the Radha Krishna Temple in Telheiras. The film accompanies a typical afternoon in this space, divided into three parts: the arrival in the temple gardens that transport anyone to a peaceful state of mind and retreat; a communion meal and community approach; and a worship ritual to the Gods that nothing stands behind an extrasensorial experience of sharing of love and peace.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 26th of April
  • Time: 18.00
  • Duration: 10min + debate
  • Location: Av. Brasilia 352, 1350-352 Lisbon
  • Presence of the director: Yes
  • Registration: Not required but preferred because limited spaces available, please contact Museo do Oriente
  • Extra Activities: Debate with the director of the film. Presentation by Nicola Schiavottiello and Maria Zozaya directors of Heritales.

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Heritales @ Museu do Oriente Lisbon (26th of April 2019)

The Way of the Shaman Drum

The spiritual aspects of Shamanism are inured in mystery and some believe Shaman doctors and healers can tell the future and ward off demon spirits during special dance ceremonies. Nonetheless in the film, The Way of the Shaman Drum, the director João Meirinhos, provides viewers with a earthlier and pragmatic account of those involved in Shaman Culture as Manchu-ethnic minorities living in northeastern China’s Changbai Mountain, Jilin Province. 70-year-old Guan Yunde, a promoter of Manchu’s Shamanism culture, works alongside a business partner and has designed and built Shaman drums. He has unearthed Shamanism’s mysteries. Shamans hold animals dear to their hearts and sustain a polytheistic faith, meaning that all living beings, including animals, have a spirit and are god-like. Hence, in northeast China alone, they worship the god of tiger, god of wolf and so on. Shamanism is more about loving nature and ancient Manchu culture than with participating in so-called demon spirit dances. Guan lived in a home with many generations of Manchu ancestors, while his father was recognized as a tribal leader. They used kiwi wood to make Shaman drums, since it displays few defects when carving. For some people, Shamanism is perceived as evil, but for the Manchu-ethnics, such as Guan Yunde, it’s simply a proud part of the Manchu culture that deserves to get passed down to future generations.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 26th of April
  • Time: 18.00
  • Duration: 12min + debate
  • Location: Av. Brasilia 352, 1350-352 Lisbon
  • Presence of the director: Yes
  • Registration: Free event but need to be booked, limited spaces available, please contact Museo do Oriente
  • Extra Activities: Debate with the director of the film. Presentation by Nicola Schiavottiello and Maria Zozaya directors of Heritales.

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Heritales @ Teatro do Recreio Desportivo da Trafaria (Casino) Portugal (6th of April 2019)

Passing by Zé Marôvas

In the past, any tourist entering Badajoz in Portugal had to pass Zé Marôvas’ door – which would thus entice customers. Today, after the construction of the highway, Zé Marôvas remains waiting for hours without anyone going into his shop. ” Such is the synopsis of “Passing to Zé Marôvas” by Aurora Ribeiro, filmed in 2007 in Redondo with José Manuel Marôvas, based on an original idea by João Jorge Sarantopoulos (Tobis Prize for Best Short Film in Doclisboa ’09).

  • Target Audience: General public, youth +12A, adults, seniors,
  • Day: 6h of April 2019
  • Time: 19.30
  • Duration: 15min + debate
  • Location: Teatro do Recreio Desportivo da Trafaria (Portugal)
  • Presence of the director: Yes
  • Registration: No registration required but limited space available
  • Extra Activities: Presentation and debate with the producer Takis Panas and Nicola Schiavottiello co-director Heritales.

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Heritales @ Teatro do Recreio Desportivo da Trafaria (Casino) Portugal (6th of April 2019)

O Torneiro da Mouraria

The everyday life of João Manuel Balhé dos Santos, one of the last of the region’s turners, who has been going through his life from an early age in the embrace of art that would accompany him to this day.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 6h of April 2019
  • Time: 19.30
  • Duration: 20min + debate
  • Location: Teatro do Recreio Desportivo da Trafaria (Portugal)
  • Presence of the director: Yes
  • Registration: No registration required but limited space available
  • Extra Activities: Presentation and debate with producer Takis Panas and  Nicola Schiavottiello co-director Heritales.

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

The Saint’s Food (A Mezinha do Santo)

The traditional community dish of Saint Sebastian, in Couto de Dornelas (Portugal), narrated by Mrs. Lucília Ponteira, an old woman from the land.

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: 23rd of March 2019
  • Time: 21.30
  • Duration: 5min + debate
  • Location: Teatro do Recreio Desportivo da Trafaria (Portugal)
  • Presence of the director: Yes
  • 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 Portugal ( 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 Portugal ( 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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