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Since 1995, environmental cinema has been the focus of Portuguese festivals.



Talking about cinema goes far beyond its entertainment function, and one cannot fail to mention the use of this art form as a pedagogical tool. In fact, in a scenario where the film industry is increasingly present, with Portuguese cinemas reaching 862,000 people in April alone, production also focuses on the main issues that audiences want to watch.

In essence, the seventh art turned its attention to the emerging themes of the century, combining leisure with education. To understand this concept, just think about the technological age we live in.

In an environment where digital technology has become an extension of the Portuguese language, topics such as the most common passwords such as sequences of numbers and the word “password” are being questioned. do not blog ExpressVPN –, or the cookie policy available on any website you visit. That’s why films like Hacked privacy and love the series Mr. Robotfocused on technological safety.

CineEco: Where Big Screens Drive Sustainability

The other side of cinema is aimed at the ecosystem. This is where the term “medium cinema” comes in. CineEco motif – Serra da Estrela International Environmental Film Festival.

The initiative already has a long history, were it not for its first edition in 1995. As in previous years, the festival has become an international landmark and takes place every October in Seiya. However, the project started implementing some of its extensions earlier.

One of them was at the Camacho Costa cinema, in Odemir, which took place from 13 to 15 May and was part of Earthfest. Screening of documentaries such as Once you know e I am Greta which, as the name suggests, is based on and stars Greta Thunberg, the presentation also featured initiatives for all ages with a focus on short films.

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But what is environmental cinema?

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You must have heard of films like Cowspiracy: The Secret to Sustainabilityfocused on the effects of over-farming, or else Ocean of plastic, the main theme of which is the impact of this material on the sea. Another very popular example is O Sal da Terra, which mainly explores human impact on a wide variety of aspects of the ecosystem.

All these are ecological films, that is, productions aimed at popularizing and understanding environmental problems. Although this concept is not very old, first introduced sometime in the 80s, it is already a seventh art trend.

From documentaries to mini-series, the approaches can be different, but always with the same goal – to bring these issues to the public, using the voice and experience of experts from different sectors or environmental activists. In addition, there seems to be a very clear basis between most of these works, that is, a more or less healthy relationship between people and the environment.

In fact, sustainability is one of the new topics when it comes to the seventh art. This is another proof that cinema has begun to break away from traditional ideas, exploring the most diverse social problems of our time.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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