A CIDADE ONDE MORO (THE CITY WHERE I LIVE)
DOC/EXP, 8’30'', COL, SOUND, 720P DIGITAL FILE, PORTUGAL, 2012
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SYNOPSIS
A visual reflection on Oporto's historical center urbanscape.
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STATEMENT
In this film-essay I question cinema, video and photography as medium of documental recording, focusing in the attraction that I feel for the explicit textures in the facades of the rotten buildings in Oporto’s downtown, place where I live. Daily I observe the spaces and changes in the territory by human intervention and passing of time. The rotten textures will disappear and replaced by a brand new look, as we can already find changes with the restoration program of buildings by renewing the historic zone. For more postcards sold of D. Luís Bridge, the rotten look is what identifies and characterizes the historical center of Oporto.
‘The city where I live’ started in the visual experiment ‘#3 ROTTEN’ (doc/exp, 5’, 2011) awarded as best film in competition at the 2nd NAU – Festival de Cinema e Fotografia Jovem, Porto 2012, which started in the workshop ‘Citizen Lab – Portugal Portefólio’ at the festival FuturePlaces 2011 with the aim to find an alternative icon to identify Oporto’s city.
The investigation for ‘The City Where I Live’ began with interview to the organization Memoriafutura.org, was co-directed with Samanta Correia and included for the Documental Lab. - subject of the Master’s in Multimedia – Arts and Culture – University of Porto. Pedro Ferreira 13 July 2012
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FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS
FUTUREPLACES — DIGITAL MEDIA FESTIVAL, PORTO 2012
TEMPS D'IMAGES — FILMS ON ART, LISBON 2012
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ENVIRONNEMENT, PARIS 2013
EBIENALE — GEORGE ENESCU INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ART BIENNALE, BUCHAREST 2013
PORTUGAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK EDITION, NEW YORK 2013
U.FRAME — FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE VÍDEO UNIVERSITÁRIO, PORTO 2013
INSTALLATION AT ASKOLEKTYW — FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION, WROCŁAW 2013

Realizador director: Pedro Ferreira, Samanta Correia
Produtor producer: Pedro Ferreira, Samanta Correia
Produção production: Universidade do Porto
Director de fotografia director of photography: Pedro Ferreira
Edição editing: Pedro Ferreira, Samanta Correia
Correcção de cor color correction: Pedro Ferreira
Desenho de som sound design: Rui Silva, Nuno Guimarães, Susana Ribeiro
Música music: Die Elektrischen
Com with: Samanta Correia (voz, voice)

Copy contact: +48 515 171 286
pedrodanieldacostaferreira@gmail.com
pedroferreira.tk

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