As Cidades e as Trocas

Luísa Homem Pedro Pinho

Documentary / 16mm / 138’ / 2014

In 2008, the growing tourism industry of Cape Verde was frozen. The building of many hotels and resorts by foreigner companies had to be stopped due to a shortage of sand. The sand industry, primary resource for the production of concrete, had reached a dramatic level, endangering the beaches. This event caused a huge euphoria among the businessmen of Mauritania. A great number of trucks started to flow to the Nouakchott port, where many boats sail out to feed the tourist constructions in Cape Verde. Trading Cities starts in Lisbon on a cargo ship. We will undertake an Atlantic route that re-enacts these daily travels, in order to highlight the physical and social transformations in the landscape that these exchanges produce.

Directing, Image, Editing Pedro Pinho, Luísa Homem Sound Raquel Marques, Rita Hermínio Mix Miguel Martins Colour Correction Andreia Bertini Producers Leonor Noivo, Joana Gusmão, João Matos, Filipa Reis, Rita Hermínio, Inês Luz Production Terratreme Filmes, Uma pedra no sapato

    Prize Coup de Coeur - FIFIG - Festival International du Film Insulaire de l'île de Groix '17

    • 25º Fid Marseille
    • 55. Festival Dei Popoli
    • Art of The Real'14
    • Cabo Verde International Film Festival'14
    • Doclisboa’14
    • Porto/Post/Doc Film & Media Festival'14
    • Festival Filmer Le Travail'15
    • Ethnocineca'15
    • Há Filmes Na Baixa'15
    • Filmer A Tout Prix'15
    • Caminhos do Cinema Português'15
    • 7º Festival Internacional De Cinema Da Fronteira'15
    • Docss - International Documentary Film Festival'15
    • Extensão Doclisboa Macau'16
    • Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg'16
    • Festival International du Film Insulaire de Groix'17
    • African Film Festival - FCAT'16
    • Festival de Cinema Português na Rússia'17