daughter of THE war

Trailer of the short film 'Filó and the Wars of Freedom'.

 
 

FILÓ

Maria Manoela Filomena Cardoso, also known as Filó, was born on May 15th of 1961 in Sá da Bandeira, Angola, exactly two months after the beginning of the Portuguese Colonial War or the Liberation War, as was called by the Angolans. After 58 years, Filó is a survivor and a daughter of the war. This same war which was her companion throughout her childhood and part of her adolescence in Calombila, the poor neighbourhood where she was born, also followed her to Portugal. Today, she still faces the battle of permanent legalisation beyond daily struggles, without losing the sympathy and strength of those who have won many wars, from small to large.

 
 

ECHOES

When I am a device, I expounding my voice as echoes: past, present and future in the same sound image.

 
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Copies of a copy
and the new narrative.

The video ECHOES was sent to friends who, with a cell phone, recorded what was reproduced in another device. This allowed the echoes of my voice to disappear slowly until the end of 10 copies. Gradually, the deconstruction of a discourse gave rise to the construction of an environment of multiple devices, mixing time and space for the creation of a new performative narrative.

 
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VALUE

What does your wallet say about you? Value, a photographic series that tries to go beyond photography.

 
 

Images or pictures?

“The meaning is what others put into what they do. The photos or videos that will remain, the best, will be those that have values and meanings that will be worth protecting, cultivating, retaking.”

Joaquim Pinto Vieira

 

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