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Festival Política (Day 1)


Cinema São Jorge

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13 Aug - 2020

Cinema São Jorge

How to get there?

This event has already happened
13 Aug - 2020

Accessibility for people with reduced mobility.

Programme subject to change.

Free admission, subject to venue capacity.

All activities will take place at venues/locations with controlled access (ticket office) to ensure a safe distance is maintained between participants.

Participants must comply with personal safety rules, such as the use of masks, physical distancing and respiratory etiquette.

Admission to all activities is free, but subject to capacity. Tickets must be collected at the Cinema São Jorge.

The Political Festival returns to Cinema São Jorge this August and will get the Lisboa na Rua programme underway. The four-day programme will include debates, films, performances, music and humour, with the Environment as its central theme. With climate change at the centre of young people's demands, and governmental and economic powers increasingly under pressure to change their policies in favour of more sustainable development, the festival will focus particularly on the role of citizens as transformative agents, whilst not ignoring the impact that the covid-19 pandemic is having worldwide. For the first time the festival will feature a country focus. This year Brazil has been chosen and will be subject of our attention at several points during the programme.



Exhibition by Carolina Maria

Several studies on the planet and climate change predict that in 2050 we will be living in extreme conditions, in an unprecedented scenario. What will our food be like in 2050? What kinds of products will we consume? What will our food be made of? This exhibition is an illustrated satire about the food of the future ... and everything else. “2050” was originally conceived as part of a series of exhibitions on the theme “Gastronomy and the Rest”, at the invitation of the Quinta da Cruz Museum in Viseu. It reflects on a dreadful, dystopian future.

13 August

Sala Manoel de Oliveira




Moderation: Fumaça

With Portuguese Sign Language

About 40 million people worldwide. 26 thousand in Portugal. The need for intensive labour brings a whole world of people to the fields. In search of a better life, thousands of immigrants are subjected to forced labour and exploitation which is as intensive as the crops they help grow. What land will be left for future generations? And at what cost?


Sala 2



SEMBA VERSUS PETRÓLEO” (Semba versus Petroleum)

With André Soares (journalist/anthropologist/researcher), Galiano Neto (percussionist and composer) and Chalo Correia (guitarist and composer).

With Portuguese Sign Language

Angola is experiencing a crisis caused in part by the drop in oil prices, its main export. Semba, an Angolan style of music and dance which helped to build the nation state, is now undergoing a patrimonialization process under the directives of the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. What heritage will be most sustainable for Angola's future?





In partnership with: Extensão Festival CineEco

Room 3


LOST WORLD”, by Kalyanee Mam, 16 min. (USA)

As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia's mangrove forests, an ecosystem, a communal way of life, and one woman's relationship to her beloved home are faced with the threat of erasure.


GHOST FLEET" by Shannon Service and Jeffrey Waldron, 90 min. (USA)

Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these lost men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima shows fearless determination for justice, inspiring her nation and the world.