Cinema At the Aljube Museum – Susana de Sousa Dias, «Natureza Morta»

29 January 2020

How is it possible, through controlled images, to tell the history of a country, of 48 years of dictatorship, of those who suffered that control, without counter-images, without words, without a constructed discourse? This was the challenge of Susana de Sousa Dias.

‘Natureza Morta’, the first of the three films in the Cycle of Cinema – Susana de Sousa Dias, was “a long and difficult job”, 73 minutes of film, using 12 minutes of images, from various sources, stretched, explored inside. Each image speaks for itself, to show us what was beyond the regime’s narrative.

Susana de Sousa Dias explained the process of making the film, how she felt distressed when she first encountered the images in 2000, and the difficulties, for example, in filming the photographs of political prisoners.

On February 5th, the auditorium will again become a cinema to receive ’48’. In the end, besides the director, there will be also the opportunity to chat with Domingos Abrantes and Conceição Matos.

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