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FESTin – The Traveling Film Festival in Portuguese returns to Lisbon in November with a selection of 50 films from Portuguese-speaking directors. Drama, comedy, dystopia, human rights and activism, violence, racism and music will be presented from 17 to 24 November in the Portuguese capital as part of the 12th event.


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FESTin kicks off November 17 at Cinema São Jorge and November 18-21 at Cinema City Alvalade. The online platform festinon.com from November 18 to 24 showcases free feature films, documentaries, short films and Mostra Cinema Brasileiro, as well as Mostra FESTinha for the little ones.

This year 51 films from different CPLP countries are presented at the festival. Of note are the six live-action feature films that are competing for the Pessoa Trophy, all of which have not been published in Lisbon and almost all in Portugal, the festival organizers said in a statement.

Introductory film Jesus baby, a comedy by Ali Muritiba, which focuses on western spaghetti and Brazilian chanchad. Muritiba’s work has already won over 150 film festival awards, with the most recent being the Venice Days Audience Award at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

also compete disembodied womanPortuguese filmmaker Antonio Borges Correia, a longtime documentary on domestic violence as a theme, was voted Best Portuguese Cinematic Film at the Fantasporto 2021 Festival.

From emigrant filmmaker Diego Costa goes Stay, a drama about a police investigation of a forensic photographer who faces the dilemmas of his grandfather (Gracindo Junior). CorralBrazilian filmmaker Marcelo Brennanda raises the issue of the fragility of the electoral system in small towns, where the exchange of votes for basic services such as water supply prevails. With Thomas Aquino (Bakurau) in the cast, the film won Best Picture and Best Actor awards at festivals in North America.

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Temporary measure, the first painting by renowned Brazilian artist Lazaro Ramos, presents a dystopian Brazil with a “measure of social compensation” that depicts the structural racism of that society.

The feature film arrives in Lisbon with award-winning actress Dira Paes. PurityWritten by Renato Barbieri, inspired by real facts about a mother looking for her missing son in a mine in the Brazilian region of Para.

Among documentaries Seeds: black women in powerCreated by young Brazilian filmmakers Ethel Oliveira and Julia Mariano, it represents the legacy of councilor Mariel Franco, a political assassination victim represented by other women activists in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Portuguese feature old house, Cesar Pedro, represents the atmosphere of creativity and sustainability of the Association of Artists from Northern Mozambique.

From Cape Verde there is a long Manuel d’Novas – The heart of a poetEmanuel Lima Jesus Lopez, which depicts the work of one of the greatest Cape Verdean composers of all time.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is “inconceivable”.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is "inconceivable".

President of the Portuguese Federation of Food Banks Against Hunger Isabelle Jonet considers food waste unacceptable and absurd, as every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year.

As World Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day is celebrated, speaking at a conference on the subject in Lisbon, the official recalled statistics released by the National Statistical Institute and said the situation was “worse than expected.”

The data, official and published for the first time, refers to 2020 and shows that 1.89 million tons of food was wasted in Portugal this year, so each Portuguese wasted an average of 183.6 kilograms of food.

INE statistics show that families spend the most. The figures show that over 1.2 million tons of food was wasted by families this year, followed by catering with over 237 thousand tons, trade and distribution with 214 thousand tons, primary production with over 101 thousand tons and food . industry, about 61 thousand tons.

“We buy too much, we buy bad, we let it go bad. It is unacceptable that a third of what is produced ends up in the trash,” the official said, speaking at a debate organized by the United Movement Against Waste.

Ana Cristina Carrola of the Portuguese Environmental Protection Agency (APA), who also took part in the debate, stressed that the average amount of waste per year per inhabitant in the European Union is 173 kg, less than the 183 kg that is thrown away by the Portuguese.

“This is unthinkable in our day,” he lamented.

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese; Sporting wins too

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese;  Sporting wins too



Evanilson scored four goals in eight matches in the 2022/23 Portuguese Liga (Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP)

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After the draw in the last round Portuguese Championship, Porto won again. This Friday, the defending champions thrashed Braga 4-1 at the Dragau Stadium. Goals came from Evanilson, Eustaquio, Pepe and Galeno. Defender Pepe, against, got to the opponent.

Ex-Fluminense Evanilson opened the scoring in the 32nd minute of the opening stage. Eustaquio tried to make a cross and the Brazilian forward appeared on the second post to prop up his chest. Two minutes later, Pepe filed Eustaquio, who sent the ball into an empty net.

In the final stage, the Portuguese-Brazilian defender Pepe tried to cut off a low cross, but sent him into his own net. Pepe, the former Gremio who assisted, got it from Taremi after a beautiful move that extended the game in the 18th minute. In addition, the Brazilian Galeno closed the account in the north of Portugal.

– I am very happy to score again and, above all, for this victory. A match we knew would be difficult, against a strong opponent who was in good sequence, but in which we managed to impose our rhythm and win three points in front of our fans. Now it’s time to rest and get back to work, already thinking about the next challenge, which is also very important for us, – said Evanilson after the match.

SPORTING TOO WINS

Another great player to take the field this Friday is Sporting CP. In Lisbon, on José de Alvalade, the Lions beat Gil Vicente 3-1. For Rubén Amorim’s side, Morita, Pote Gonçalves and Rocinha scored. Fran Navarro scored in stoppage time.



Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

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Portuguese tennis player Gonçalo Oliveira in the doubles final of the Lisbon Belém Open

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Oliveira and Kolar defeated France’s Manuel Guinard and Venezuela’s Luis David Martínez in the semi-finals for first place in the series, in straight sets with partial scores of 6-1 and 6-2 after 58 minutes of play.

In the title match, they will take on the Ukrainian duo of Vladislav Manafov and Oleg Prikhodko, who eliminated Jivan Nedunchezhyan of India and Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia 6-4 and 6-2 in the semi-finals.

For the 27-year-old Portuguese tennis player, this will be his 31st doubles final at the ATP Challenger Tour and third at the Lisboa Belém Open after reaching the final in 2017 with compatriot Frederico Gil and champion in 2020 with Dominican Roberto Cid Subervi.

In singles, Italian Marco Cecchinato, semi-finalist of Roland Garros in 2018, beat Spaniard Carlos Taberner 7-6 (7-2) and 6-4, scheduling a meeting in the semi-final with the “Reserve” Kazakh Timofey Skatov, responsible for eliminating Frenchman Benoit Pera, in three matches, with a score of 6-4, 2-6 and 7-5.

The other semi-final of the Lisbon tournament will be discussed between Austrian Filip Mizolich, who defeated Giulio Zeppieri 6-4 today, and Frenchman Luca van Assche, the executioner of compatriot Alexander Müller, who finished seventh. parts 6-4 and 7-5.

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