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O Arrais Do Mar

Video Art - Installation

Director: Elisa Celda
Cinematographer: Alana Mejía González
Producer.: Julieta Juncadella - Una Presencia


O arrais do mar proposes a nocturnal radiography of a territory in which several simultaneous actions establish a complex relationship between the sea and the coast. The film shows a nocturnal journey of the last fishing community of Arte de Xávega, a type of traditional fishing that is in the process of extinction in Portugal and has hardly evolved over the centuries. At the same time, under the immense cliff a few meters from the sea, other bodies wander the terrain seeking occasional sexual encounters between them. The film portrays a space with no centre and hardly any surveillance in which certain actions that have been displaced find their place.

Awards and festivals:

International Premier at IDFA 2020 - International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam

Generación 2020 Award – La Casa Encendida of Fundacion Montemadrid, 2020
Arché Award – Porto/Post/Doc Film Festival, 2019

Part of the exhibition Generation at Casa Encendida

Shot in Fonte da Telha, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Alana Mejia Gonzalez_DOP
  • Vimeo Alana Mejia Gonzalez
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