HERITALES @ Casa da América Latina – Lisbon (3d of October 2018)

The Sound of Bells + Lecture

Honorable Mention Heritales – Short Documentary 2017

In Minas Gerais, Brazil, bell sounds set the pace of life of the residents of the historic cities, announcing time for work, rest, pray, and celebrate. Over 40 different bell rings are known in the region, and were nominated as Brazilian Intangible Cultural Heritage. The bell ringers, characters from the top of the towers, are known to have transformed bell rings over the centuries from their colonial origins and have mixed them with the strong African heritage in Brazil. The documentary is a poetic representation of religious experience in everyday life. The feature film The Sound of Bells is part of an expanded documentary project, which is pioneering the use of new media for the dissemination of the intangible heritage. Digital technology can support increased appreciation of cultural heritage, strengthen dialogue and understanding among cultures. How do younger generations react, interact or create new ways to express their cultural heritage? The project works with the combination of memory and new technologies, sound mapping and community engagement through a transmedia production that includes an online multimedia platform with sound cartography and innovative content, an interactive documentary, audiovisual public interventions on churches facades and an award-winning audio guide app for mobile devices.

Category: DocumentaryDuration: 70′ – Spoken Language: Portuguese – Subtitle Available: English – Spanish Production Date: 16-07-2016 – Producer/Production Entity: Estúdio CRUA


  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: Wednesday, 3d of October
  • Time: 18:30
  • Duration: 120 min
  • Location: Casa da América Latina
  • Presence of the director: Yes
  • Registration: This activity  does not requires booking. But the limit of participants is 100.
  • Extra Activities: Lecture before the projection

HERITALES @ Tor Caldara Anzio (Italy) (22nd of August 2018)

Lampedusa Turtle Group (out of competition)

The camera shows the activities of the Rescue Center of Turtle Marine of Lampedusa: the relationship with fishermen, the care of the patients hospitalized, the collecting data for scientific researches, students training, sensibilisation, release into the sea of marine turtles, emphasizing the passion and dedication of volunteers supporting the work of the Rescue Center every day.


  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: Wednesday, August 22
  • Time: 18:30
  • Duration: 7,34 min
  • Location: Tor Caldara Anzio, Rome (Italy).
  • Presence of the director: No
  • Registration: This activity requires booking. The limit of participants is 50.
  • Extra Activities: Other shorts for kids before this film

HERITALES @ Andanças (5th of August 2018)


When I decided to go live with Annie Garby to film a documentary about free dance, I already Knew the type of trip that was in store for me. 92 years and a lifetime of dedication. How not to imagine that past and present were going to interconnected by dance, nature and music.Isadora Duncan, Francois Malkovsky, Alexandre Bodak. Annie Garby, the same spirit has been passed on, so that today, we can go from being witnesses to protagonists.


  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: Sunday, August 5
  • Time: 11:00 am
  • Duration: 54min
  • Location: Cineteatro Castelo de Vide (Portugal)
  • Presence of the director: Yes
  • Registration: This activity does not require registration. The limit of participants is the capacity of the space, but come early to find seats.
  • Extra Activities: Included in the program of Andanças dance festival 2018

HERITALES @ Ajuda, Lisbon (28 of July 2018)

Cine-Event ‘Bijagó

“Sculpting the Spirits” is a journey off the West coast of Africa exploring how the magical world of the Bijagós people is threatened by the generational changes happening in their society.
The strange and close relationship that the Bijagós have with spirits and nature defines the matrilineal structure of their society and informs every decision taken by the community. However modernity and Christianity are now spreading across the islands, developing new needs based on money, luring young people away from their traditions.
Banca, a famous sculptor of spirits, feeling tired, old and worried for the future of a culture in profound transformation, does his last sculpture instructing his son in the hope he will take over.
Guided by a storyteller and our characters’ voice “Sculpting the Spirits” is not only a journey exploring how Bijagós women have special powers to embody spirits while men can only sculpt them but is also the link between spiritual beliefs and the survival of a community.

Trailer: https://www.scottishdocinstitute.com/films/sculpting-the-spirits/

URL: https://www.bijagosfilms.com/sculpting_the_spirits

  • Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
  • Day: Saturday, July 28
  • Time: 21:30
  • Duration: 54min
  • Location: Largo da Paz, Ajuda, Lisbon
  • Presence of the director: Yes
  • Registration: This activity does not require registration. The limit of participants is the capacity of the space, but come early to find seats.
  • Extra Activities: Dedicated space to art and culture of Guinea Bissau promoted by  “Made In Guine Bissau” https://www.facebook.com/madein.guinebissau

HERITALES @ EarthFest (Sunday 22nd of April 2018)

Cine-Debate: ‘Bondança’

HERITALES brings to EARTHfest 2018 the documentary ‘Bondança’ (Abundance).

Directed by Manuela Barile, with research by Luis Costa and Manuela Barile and local mediation by Isabel Silvestre, ‘Bondança’ is  an almost wordless documentary about the yearly celebration of corn in a tiny rural village of the municipality of São Pedro do Sul (Viseu Dão Lafões Region), from its seeding to the making of corn bread, intertwined with many of the local female polyphonic chanting.
The presentation of the films and moderation of the debate will be in charge of Nicola Schiavottiello, with online guests Luis Costa and Manuela Barile.