Chelas nha kau

“You say Chelas is this, you say Chelas is that… Shut up, you’re talking nonsense.” It is with the rhythm and rhymes of Bataclan 1950’s rap that they allow us to enter their world. But the warning has been made: leave preconceptions at the door. Chelas nha kau (Chelas my place) is a kaleidoscope of recordings taken between 2016 and 2019. A film that reveals different aspects of what it means to be a young person in a social housing project and lets you enter the world of a group of friends for whom “Chelas is the capital of Lisbon and Lisbon is the capital of Portugal.”