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Festival Política (Day 2)


Cinema São Jorge

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14 Aug - 2020

Cinema São Jorge

How to get there?

This event has already happened
14 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.

14 August

Sala Manoel de Oliveira


O AMBIENTE PERGUNTA” (The environment asks) – debate

Moderation: André Soares; facilitated by: Festival Política ambassadors

With Portuguese Sign Language   

Citizens are invited to put themselves in front of the various challenges of climate change on the main stage of the Cinema São Jorge. This debate is with everyone and for everyone.


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With Viton Araújo, Andre Dez and Marisa Paul

With Portuguese Sign Language

An immersive performance and a “spiritual-word” ritual with the rhythmic power of candomblé and the beauty of the spoken word. A poetic tribute to African oral culture and the rich sound of the Portuguese language. In the same place, the audience, the actor-performer, Afro Batuque and the rhythmic expression of the body transform a set of cultural manifestations of Afro-Brazilian origin into a poetic experience, with the exclusive character of a multidisciplinary ritual in which the languages of the word, music and dance overlap.


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SEA SHEPHERD”, by Débora Mendes and Mariana Soares, 5 min. (Portugal)

A girl serves fish in a restaurant until it runs out.


MAYDAY”, by Miguel Gaspar, 7 min. (Portugal)

The Mediterranean – a sea or a graveyard? Based on the report of a Portuguese volunteer who took part in sea rescue missions aboard the ship of a German NGO during the current Mediterranean refugee crisis, “Mayday” constructs a visual narrative, creating a space to reflect on the tragedy of this humanitarian issue.


MY HERO”, by Danial Shah, 11 min. (Portugal)

Muhammad Irshad, 42, left a banking career behind in Pakistan and emigrated to Portugal to provide a better future for his 12-year-old son, Zeelain. This film explores the everyday struggles of an immigrant whose son is his main pillar and means of integration.


WE ARE NATURE”, by João Meirinhos, 5 min, (Portugal)

Mongolia is a dramatic example of the dangers of desertification and the reduction in winter temperatures that force the local population to abandon their traditional nomadic lifestyle and move to a problematic and polluted capital. Time-lapse is used in an attempt to convey a message of global urgency and, simultaneously, to call for social participation and perseverance in relation to shared responsibility in our habitat.


EU NÃO SOU PILATUS” (I’m not Pilatus), by Welket Bungué 11 min. (Portugal)

This is a manifesto. For us, it is perfectly understood. This is the State that we have become. We want civil rights to be respected, but continue to display a seemingly distant and strange feeling toward the other.


NEGRUM3”, by Diego Paulino, 20 min. (Brazil)

This is a glimpse into the journey of black youths in the city of São Paulo. An essay on blackness, sexual identity and the spatial aspirations of the children of the diaspora. This film will serve as a starting point to investigate the visibility of the black LGBTI community in Portugal.


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A project by Denny Azevedo and Ricardo Don. On the Brazilian cultural scene, they’re known as cultural agitators; involving themselves in, promoting and organising various activities related to racial issues and discrimination. As residents of Lisbon, they’ve quickly become involved in the capital’s new music scene where they have a monthly residence at one of the city’s most iconic clubs: Musicbox. In 2019, they were at MaMA Festival&Convention in Paris, as part of Portugal’s official representation as the Festival’s Country Focus.