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OUR LAND, OUR ALTAR

by André Guiomar

synopsis

Aleixo, a neighbourhood in Porto, is inhabited by low income communities and workers, and is known as a drug centre. Sitting in one of the most beautiful hills overlooking the river, the neighbourhood became a target of both political and economical powers, and its demolition became unavoidable. This film portrays a community on the verge of being dispersed, ripped from their houses and sense of belonging. It mourns a way of life, and class identity, while depicting the inhabitants’ dignity and force to carry on.

international title: Our Land, Our Altar
original title: A Nossa Terra, O Nosso Altar
country: Portugal
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: André Guiomar
film run: 77'
cinematography by: André Guiomar
film editing: Miguel da Santa, André Guiomar
producer: André Guiomar, Dinis Henriques, Mafalda Rebelo
line producer: Mafalda Rebelo
production: Olhar de Ulisses, Cimbalino Filmes
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