The seventh edition of Porto/Post/Doc will kick off on November 20, with the national premiere of “David Byrne’s American Utopia”, by Spike Lee, a work based on the “disco and concert” by the American musician.
With a total of more than 60 films to be shown until November 29, the organization points out that the event will take place in several rooms in the city, but also announces that 80% of the program will be shown ‘online’ to face this period pandemic.
The organization announces a festival with works from different corners of the world, with national premieres, conversations, interviews with directors, sessions for families and an academy designed to think about new ways of producing content carried out in partnership with Canal 180.
In the International Competition, Dario Oliveira explained that there were nine works of recent production with views on social and political issues from Portugal, France, South Africa, Laos, Spain, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Iraq, highlighting the Portuguese film “A Nossa Terra, O Nosso Altar”, by André Guiomar, who will tell real stories of Bairro do Aleixo, in Porto, as well as show its demolition and how the community resists.
Porto/Post/Doc brings the novelty of 180 Media Academy, a complementary training program for students and young professionals in the audiovisual sector that seeks to explore the new paradigms of contemporary production and where new ways of storytelling will be presented through other platforms and means of distribution.
The program has a face-to-face component on November 21, completing online between November 24 and 27, 2020, with a series of masterclass, conferences, projections and project development. 180 Media Academy results from the collaboration between the Canal180 media platform and Porto/Post/Doc.
The closure of the cultural event will be done with another national premiere, but this time with “MLK/FBI“, by Sam Pollard (USA), which follows Martin Luther King Jr. as the target of an investigation with hints of persecution by the police institution. Americana.
In the Transmission film competition program, a section dedicated to looking at some of the main trends in the musical universe, which this year will have a prize for the first time, five films will be competing about music and its impact on the world around, among which are three national premieres.
In addition to the Transmission competition, the event also features the programs A Cidade do Além, Cinema Novo Competition, Cinema Falado Competition and Highlights.
Porto/Post/Doc is carried out in partnership with the Porto City Council, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual and the patronage of the “la Caixa”/BPI Foundation.
In-person tickets cost five euros (subject to discounts) and tickets for ‘online’ cost two euros.