Exibição Exhibition

Casa do Cinema de Coimbra
15 nov., 15:00

Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country Portugal

País de Rodagem Filming Country Portugal

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 14’24”

Tipo de Projecto Project Type Short

Género Genre Documentary

Língua Language Portuguese

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Jamaika Jamaika

Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

Sinopse Portuguesa Portuguese Sinopsis

Jamaika também é Portugal – um assentamento informal nos arredores de Lisboa, habitado por migrantes africanos e famílias ciganas. João, um trabalhador braçal de 54 anos do bairro, é obrigado a enfrentar uma nova vida após o reassentamento da comunidade. Durante a demolição do prédio, João batalha entre as memórias e a exploração de uma nova vida.

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

Jamaika is also Portugal – an informal settlement in the outskirts of Lisbon inhabited by African migrants and Roma families. Joao, a 54-year-old handyman in the neighborhood is forced to face a new life after resettlement of the community. During the building’s teardown, Joao battles between memories and exploring a new life.

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Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
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Biografia do Realizador Director Biography

Alexander Sussmann is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Berlin, Germany. Growing up in the tranquil countryside of West-Germany, Alexander developed the urge to discover the world at an early age. With footsteps in more than 40 countries, he expanded his passion for diverse mindsets, and different social and cultural backgrounds. It was a natural step for him to evolve from the adventurer to a storyteller following the path as a documentary filmmaker. As a filmmaker, Alexander employs his creative freedom in exploring the diversity of human life. He has a humorous understanding in the details of daily life interactions. The duality between the beauty of life and the absurdity of societies are constantly revealed in his films. Furthermore, Alexander believes that cinema is an experience to provoke controversial dialogue with its viewer. In 2011, Alexander completed his bachelors degree in Audio Visual Media at Stuttgart Media University. During his studies, he gained his first professional work experience in arthouse fiction and non-fiction production houses. From 2012 to 2015 he worked in Berlin as a director for the global media company Vice. While working there, he directed and produced several reportages up to 20min length. He co-founded the production company and media agency Tribes. He worked as a commercial director for clients all across the globe providing brand documentaries and social media spots. After several years in the professional field, it was time for Alexander to move on. The desire to develop an independent and distinctive style as an artist brought him back to university. In 2020 he completed the Docnomads Joint Master Degree program in Documentary Film Directing in three countries: Portugal, Hungary, Belgium. He enjoys the challenge of living and working in foreign environment, which opens new perspectives and experiences. He is eager to broaden his new adventures to create a unique voice in the field of creative documentary.

Data de conclusão year 2020-11-01

Distribuição Distribution
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Exibições Exhibitions
Academia Portuguesa De Cinema – 1. Place Best Documentary Lisbon there was no screening Sophia Estudante 2019 – 1. Place Best Documentary Portugal Porto Post Doc Porto November 23, 2020 Portugal Premiere Honorable Mention Portugal

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Realização Director Alexander Sussman

Primeira Obra First Time Yes

Projecto Académico Academic Project Yes

Produção Production Lusofona*

Produtores Producers Victor Candeias

Elenco Keycast Joao Domingos Francisco

Outros Créditos Other Credits .

Argumento Screenplay Alexander Sussmann

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