CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE AND LUSOPHONE CULTURE – SO MUCH (A) MAR, with Pocas Pascoal and Branca Clara das Neves
May 8 | 5:00 pm
Location: Lagos Municipal Library
Org .: Lagos Town Hall and Lagos Municipal Library
Class. Age: M18
Free participation, but subject to the limit of 16 mandatory previous registrations by calling 282 767 816, the Library’s Facebook page or email Biblioteca@cm-lagos.pt
An initiative that is part of the program for the Commemoration of the World Day of the Portuguese Language and Lusophone Culture, “Tanto (a) mar” is a conversation with the Angolan director Pocas Pascoal moderated by the Angolan writer Branca Clara das Neves.
POCAS PASCOAL was born in Luanda in 1963 and moved to Portugal, at the age of 16, when the civil war in Angola intensified, having returned to his homeland two years later. Later, he settled in Paris, studied at the National Conservatory of French Cinema and, in 2002, joined an artist’s residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, having participated in several contemporary art exhibitions. The director made the first short fiction film “Pour nous” in 1998, followed by the documentaries “Mémoires d`enfance” (2000), “Il ya toujours quelqu`un qui t`aime” (2003) and short fiction film “Demain sera différent” (2008). In 2011 she presents her first feature film “Alda e Maria-Por Aqui Tudo Bem” and, later, in 2017, “Girlie”, the second feature film. This year she made the documentary “Sopro”. Currently, Pocas Pascoal lives between Paris and Lisbon, he is shooting “A Palavra Mágica”, a telefilm for RTP1, and preparing the next feature film, “Sara Maldoror”.
BRANCA CLARA DAS NEVES was born in Moxico, a province of Angola that borders the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Zambia. She continued to grow up in Luanda where she started her professional life as a teacher at the São Paulo Mission. The long war with its family consequences implied that she developed a professional path far from Letras in Lisbon, Bissau, São Tomé, Maputo and Cidade da Praia. She writes since she learned and returns there whenever she can. She published in several anthologies and wrote two novels: “Luena Luanda Lisboa” (Colibri, 2014) and “Somos Aqui-Twina Vava-Nous Voici” (Guerra & Paz, 2020) in a trilingual edition, in Portuguese, Kikong and French.