Doclisboa wants to question the present of film, bringing along its history and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom. By refusing the categorization of film practice, it searches for the new problematics that cinematic image implies, in its multiple ways of engagement with the contemporary. Doclisboa tries to be a place to imagine reality through new modes of perception, reflection, and possible new forms of action.

The Venerable W.

Le vénérable W.

Barbet Schroeder
2016 • France, Switzerland • 100’
OCT 20 / 10.00 pm, Cinema Ideal
OCT 29 / 10.00 pm, São Jorge – M. Oliveira Cinema

In Burma, the “Venerable Wirathu” is a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk who is at the heart of everyday racism. Yet 90% of the population has adopted Buddhism as a faith: a religion based on a peaceful, tolerant and non-violent way of life.


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