Doclisboa announces first titles for 20th edition

The first confirmed titles for the 20th Doclisboa (6-16 October 2022) have been announced. The five titles make up part of the festival’s 5 films that take part of the «From the Earth to the Moon» and «Heart Beat» sections.

Firstly, in «Heart Beat», will be Ronnie James Dio biography DIO: Dreamers Never Die (dir. Don Argott, Demian Fenton). In Dreaming Walls (dir. Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier) covers the history of the mythical Chelsea Hotel, now compromised due to the gentrification sweeping New York. Still Working 9 to 5 (dir. Camille Hardman, Gary Lane)examines the struggles of gender equality and labor discrimination in the United States. There will also be the world premiere of What Words Can Do (dir. Luísa Sequeira and Luísa Marinho). The film brings into dialogue Portuguese writers Maria Isabel Barreno, Maria Teresa Horta and Maria Velho da Costa, authors of the unique literary work New Portuguese Letters. Finally, In Dancing Pina (dir. Florian Heinzen-Ziob) follows the rehearsals of two dance companies that re-enact work by Pina Bausch.

«From the Earth to the Moon» will feature Werner Herzog’sThe Fire Within: Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft. To the End (dir. Rachel Lears) then follows four environmental activists in the US. Secret Friend (dir. Maria Augusta Ramos) follows a major journalistic investigation case in Brazil – Vaza Jato. Also from Brazil comes Goodbye, Captain (sir. Vincent Carelli, Tatiana Almeida) build the posthumous portrait of Krohokrenhum, leader and central figure of resistance of the Gavião indigenous people.

In October, the festival will also welcome Maria Augusto Ramos and Vincent Carelli, as well as filmmaker Rithy Panh, who will show his latest award-winning essay-film Everything Will Be Ok, which takes place in a dystopian future and analyzes the history of totalitarianism and democracy.

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