Cinema of Urgency

Cinema of Urgency continues to be the place of and for an urgent discussion community around images and the pulse of the world. This year, it makes room for the perspectives of children and youths, and it presents us with new narratives about places, experiences and absences. In two sessions, we show the works that result from workshops carried out in different contexts: in the occupied regions of Ukraine in 2016 and 2017, and in a refugee camp in Greece during the summer of 2021.

10 Oct — 21:30 / 120’
Cinema São Jorge Sala 2

A new narrative for Ukraine

Between 2016 and 2017, The One Minutes Foundation, through The One Minutes Jr. project, carried out several workshops with youngsters from Kharkiv, Mariupol, Severodonetsk, Sloviansk and other Ukrainian cities occupied by Russia since 2014. In these 46 films, the youngsters show us how one lives in a conflict area and come up with ways to express their fears, what they miss, what they dream about, building new narratives (their own) on their present and future.

The donations made on your entry to this session will be given to the association Ukrainian Youth Association.

Chris Schuepp (One Minutes Jr.) and directors of the screened films will take part in the conversation via Zoom.

11 Oct — 21:30
Cinema São Jorge Sala 2

Open Camp

In the animation films they made at the Katsikas, Lesbos and Thermopylae refugee camps (Greece) in the scope of the Open Camp project, children and youths recreate their stories. Somaya’s family crossed four countries to reach Greece. In Goli, Habibe, Nasibe and Tahereh’s contries, schools are being bombed. Benjamin and Nadya recall the summer nights in their hometown in Afghanistan.

The donations made on your entry to this session will be given to the non-governmental organisation Habibi.Works.

Talk in the presence of Fausta Pereira (Open Camp), Ghalia Taki (Jesuit Refugee Service’s Interpreters coordinator) and with Carlos Pastor (Open Camp) and Tahereh Rezaee participating via Zoom, moderated by Cristina Lai Men.