«While adapting, we are also discovering new ways of doing things»

DOCLISBOA: Festival Directors Joana Sousa and Miguel Ribeiro, speak on the adaptation of the Lisbon-based festival for its 18th edition.

Steve Rickinson
Steve Rickinson
Communications Manager at Modern Times Review.
Published date: October 13, 2020

For its 18th edition, the 2020/2021 Doclisboa meets during six unique sessions over six months. A documentary festival always questioning the presence of film and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom, this year sees Doclisboa adhere to this ideology more than anything with the COVID-19 related volatility.

With its 18 edition’s first session kicking off, 22 October – 1 November 2020, before launching again 5 – 11 November, Modern Times Review spoke with Festival Director’s, Joana Sousa and Miguel Ribeiro.

The 2020 edition of Doclisboa is not like anything we have seen from the festival before, can you explain a bit about its presentation across multiple sessions?
In this edition, Doclisboa is organized in six different moments, each lasting around a week, taking place between October 2020 and March 2021. In October, the moment is composed of a retrospective on Georgian cinema, a focus on the representation of labour in …

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