Between February and July, Doclisboa, in partnership with Cinema Ideal, presents 6.doc, screening five films premiered at Doclisboa 2018 and one film premiered at Porto/Post/Doc 2018.The films will be shown for a week, with each screening by conversations with guests who be announced.
On February 21st, at 21h30, at Cinema IDEAL, Lisbon, the first screening of 6.doc will take place. The film is Monrovia, Indiana by Frederick Wiseman.
Each film will also be screened in Porto (at Cinema Passos Manuel), as part of the program Há Fillmes na Baixa! in collaboration with Porto/Post/Doc.
21 – 26 February
Frederick Wiseman, EUA, 2018, 144′
Monrovia, Indiana (population 1,400), founded in 1834, is primarily a farming community. The film explores the conflicting stereotypes and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived. It gives a complex and nuanced view of daily life, with emphasis on community organizations and institutions, and provides some understanding of a rural, mid-American way of life.
28 March – 3 April
Leo Sato, França / Japão, 2018, 115′
An authentic portrait, démodée and humorous, of the Japanese society, with in all its singularities. A fiction du réel in which a town’s inhabitants become actors in a satirical – narrative about their own struggles against oppression.The director captures and applies some of the artistic traditions of Japan’s, shooting the film in 16mm in remembrance of the country’s historic cinema, and constantly evoking a praise of shadows, such as in theatre Nô theatre.
25 April – 1 May
Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar, EUA / Espanha / Croácia, 2018, 96′
The Silence of Others reveals the urgent and ongoing struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors as they organize the ground-breaking “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, in a country still divided four decades into democracy.
23 – 29 May
José Barahona, Brasil, 2018, 100′
Maria Auxiliadora Lara Barcelos was a political activist, who fought against the Brazilian dictatorship in the 1960s. She was arrested, tortured and banned from Brazil. She committed suicide, in Berlin, in 1976. Alma Clandestina is a biography, and also an immersion in the complexity of her soul, clandestine throughout a big part of her life.
20 – 26 June
Hiroatsu Suzuki, Rossana Torres, Portugal, 2018, 60′
Somewhere in the Alentejo there are two great ovens covered in dirt where a man makes charcoal. Essential elements like fire, water, air, earth and space reflect, breath and celebrate the rhythm of the Earth.
18 – 24 July
Ian Soroka, EUA / Eslovénia / Croácia, 2018, 99′
Drifting through the densely forested landscape of southern Slovenia, the film encounters stories that emerge from the land itself, measuring the gap between an event of popular resistance and its lingering remains within a foreclosed present.