O Gesto – film screening

30 April, 21h
Espaço Alkantara

The Gesture is a free and subjective portrayal of the professional activities of nine different people, inspired by the gestures that emerge and the bodies that are created through the intertwining of life stories and professional choices.
An archaeology of gestures and an archaeology of memories that create a common ground, where the emancipatory power of gesture can be understood in its entirety and in its wealth. How do we talk about what do we do and how does what we do inform us about ourselves? How do we perceive what surrounds us from the unique place where we stand, and how do we enter into vibrating relationships with things and with others?
In these different professional worlds, the conventional hierarchy of knowledge is undone, and power is given to how one does rather than to what one does. The film focuses on body knowledge and on how it can be understood and conveyed.
The Gesture is inspired by a performative event that took place in October 2016 in Lisbon, entitled AROUND THE TABLE, for an imagination of gesture, co-produced by Maria Matos Municipal Theatre. Some participants in this performance have become characters in the film.

With
Afonso Wallenstein, Carlota Lagido, Carolina Campos, Daniel Pizamiglio, David Marques, Evandro Correia, Guilherme da Luz, Ivan Costa, João Carvalho, Margarida Bettencourt, Matthieu Ehrlacher, Nuno Carrusca, Patrícia Timóteo, Paula Cristina Peralta, Telmo Cruz and Vasco Nobre Lopes

Written by
Elizabete Francisca, Francisca Manuel and Jennifer Bonn

Produced by
O Rumo do Fumo

Production Coordinator
Cátia Mateus

Production Assistant
Rita Benito Monteiro

Research
Elizabete Francisca, Francisca Manuel and Jennifer Bonn

Research Support
Luísa Veloso

Camera
Francisca Manuel

Camera Assistant
Luca d’Introno

Rehearsal Assistant
António MV

Colour Correction
Luís Costa

Sound
Jennifer Bonn

Post-production Studio
Obatala

Text
Elizabete Francisca com Eduardo Brito

Editing
Francisca Manuel and Jennifer Bonn

Voice-Over
Lula Pena

Co-production
Obatala, Le Hourc, ORO/Loïc Touzé

Support
Alkantara, Causas Comuns, Eira/Teatro da Voz, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Traverse

Acknowledgment
Bazar do vídeo, Sapadores Bombeiros da Graça, Bruno Jamaica, Cláudia Varejão, Cristina Santos, Eduarda Moura, Frame Colectivo, Frédéric Lombard, Fundação Oriente, Gabriela Salazar, Gabinete do Secretário-Geral da Assembleia da República, Glaura Cardoso Vale, Gonçalo Pires, Inês Cartaxo, Joana de Castro, Joana Maia, João Jacinto, Joahn Volmar, Luara Learth, Luísa Veloso, Maria João Garcia, Mathilde Bonicel, Mia Tomé, Paula Pereira, Pedro Faria, Rita Brás, Sara Semedo, Teatro Praga, Xico da Ladra

O Rumo do Fumo é uma estrutura financiada pela República Portuguesa | Cultura/Direcção-Geral das Artes