High Cities of Bone

João Salaviza

Fiction / HD / 19’ / 2017

Karlon, born in Pedreira dos Húngaros (a slum in the outskirts of Lisbon) and a pioneer of Cape Verdean creole rap, runs away from the housing project to which he had been relocated.
Nights of vigil are spent under a sweltering tropical heat.
Among the sugarcanes, a murmur is heard. Karlon hasn't stopped singing.
"High Cities of Bone" is a probing and imaginative exploration of Karlon's memories, the institutional siege, and the submerged stories from a dark time.

with Karlon, Xama, Maria do Céu Magalhães, Leonor Ferreira Script João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Karlon Image Vasco Viana sound Rafael Cardoso Production Terratreme Filmes | OCT Oficinas de Criação Terratreme Executive Producer Pedro Pinho Editing João Salaviza, Edgar Feldman Sound Editing Rafael Cardoso Sound Mix Xavier Thieulin Colour Andreia Bertini

    • Berlinale Shorts'17
    • Tampere Film Festival'17
    • Aspen Shortfest'17
    • Martovski Festival - Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival'17
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