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Juventude Em Marcha/ Colossal Youth

Fiction, Portugal-France-Switzerland, 2006, 35 mm (DV)
With Ventura, Vanda Duarte, Beatriz Duarte, Gustavo Sumpta, Isabel Cardoso

Ventura arrived in Portugal in 1972, he found a well-paid mason job and he believed that he would succeed […] Then the revolution took place and […] they feared they would be deported or imprisoned. […] I realized that the April 25th Revolution of 1974, that for me was a moment of lyrical exaltation and enthusiasm, constituted a nightmare for Ventura. […] A while ago I looked for some photographs of the May 1st crowds with thousands of people celebrating. It’s incredible – you don’t see a single black face. Where were they? Ventura told me they were all huddled together, absolutely terrified, hidden in the Estrela Gardens […] People like Ventura built the banks, museums, theaters, schools and condominiums of the bourgeoisie. And it’s precisely what they helped build that defeated them.

Pedro Costa


Όλες οι δράσεις πραγματοποιούνται υπό την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού. To 7o Φεστιβάλ Πρωτοποριακού Κινηματογράφου της Αθήνας διοργανώνεται από τη Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος με τη συγχρηματοδότηση του Ευρωπαϊκού Ταμείου Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης & εντάσσεται στο ΠΕΠ ΑΤΤΙΚΗ του ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013.