Tracing a path from ancient customs to contemporary social interaction, this film demonstrates the unifying force of music and dance. Somewhere between a dance film and a documentary. It is the result of a collaboration between Sergio Cruz and the Portuguese choreographer Miguel Pereira during a three-week artistic residence in Maputo (Mozambique) in March 2008.

Length: 05:00 minutes

Director: Sergio Cruz
Editor: Sergio Cruz
Music: Steven Rowlands & Zentex
Sound Design: Sergio Cruz
Performers: Bernardo Fernando, Deucio Ernesto, Domingos Bie, Edivaldo Ernesto, Horacio Macuacua, Nino Lopes & Timoteu Maposse.
Dramaturgic collaboration: Miguel Pereira
Executive Producers: Barry Hale & Uzma Choudhry
Artistic residences supported by: O Rumo do Fumo & Cultural Centre Franco Moçambicano Culturarte
Support: Arsts Council/England, Fábrica de Movimentos/Frame & Threshold Studios

Awards:
2011: Delphic Art Movie Award, Germany.
2010: Best film in the Film & Video Art festival Primeiras, Portugal.
2009: Prize of Particular Eye in the on-line dance film festival idill, Belgium and the award of best Portuguese film in the InShadow film festival, Portugal..

For further information e-mail:
sergiocruzfilms@gmail.com

Exhibitions / Screenings:
2011:
- RTBF TV Channel 3, Belgian TV.
- New Screen festival Newcastle, England.
- Cool Stories III Art Basel, Switzerland.
- Contemporary art center of Almada, Portugal.
-Delphic Art Movie Award, Germany.
- Dance film festival Danca em Foco, Brazil.
- DVD compilation COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT III (“COOL STORIES III”), edited by ARTPORT.

2010:
- National Center for Contemporary Art of Moscow, Russia.
- International Video and Contemporary Art Festival Waterpieces in Riga (extension- Oslo Screen Festival), Latvia.
- La TOHU, Montréal (extension on-line film festival idill), Canada.
- Online on VisualContainer.
- Film festival Jumping Frames, China.
- Video art show case, FUSO Anual de Video Arte Internacional de Lisboa, Portugal.
- Experimental Intermedia Series curated by Phill Niblock , New York, USA.
- Video showcase Video in Progress 3 in Vortex, Skopje, Macedonia.
-Festival of Marseille (extension on-line film festival idill), France.
-Oslo Screen Festival, Norway.
-Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival, in association with DANTZALDIA, Spain.
- Studio Performas (extension InShadow festival), Portugal.
- Setúbal Festival Sadinas Short Film (extension InShadow festival), Portugal.
2009:
- Independent film festival IndieLisboa, Portugal.
- Edinburgh film festival, Scotland.
- Independent film festival Les Inattendus, France.
- Short film festival, OvarVideo, Portugal.
- On-line film festival Stream, Netherlands.
- On-line dance film festival idill, Belgium.
- Gallery Zé dos Bois (ZdB), Portugal.
- CASZuidas Urban Screen Festival, Netherlands.
- New forms festival State-X, Netherlands.
- Ourense film festival, Spain.
- Festival Images Contre Nature, France.
- Film festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal.
- Durban International Film Festival, South Africa.
- Video art festival VIDEOHOLICA, Bulgaria.
- IGVFest the international Guerrilla Video festival, Ireland.
- Extension of the IGVFest Dublin at This is Not a Gateway festival, England.
- Group exhibition Askewdovoodoo, England.
- Experimental short film festival Moves, England.
- Show case Outpost/Aurora, England.
- Dance film showcase Festival TEMPS D'IMAGES (extension Frame Research festival), Portugal.
- Dance film festival Frame Research, Portugal.
- Dance film festival InShadow, Portugal.
- Video-dance showcase, 17th Almada Contemporary Dance Festival, Portugal.
- Mexico City dance film festival (extension Agite Y Sirva festival), Mexico.
- Dance film festival VideoDanza, Argentina.
- Dance film festival Agite Y Sirva, Mexico.
- Experimental film and video showcase Siberia Film Night, England.
- Extention of Siberia Film Night showcase at Glastonbury Festival, England.
- Video showcase Rotoreliefs, England.
- Video showcase Video in Progress 3 in Photon Gallery, Slovenia
- Video showcase at Laznia Contemporary Art Centre, Poland.
- Video showcase Open Arts Café, England.
- Video showcase Gallery Art-Claims-Impulse, Germany.
- Vídeo showcase at Candid Projection Room, England.

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