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The Invisible Side of Water

Directed by Ivo Reis, teacher of the BA in Cinema and Audiovisual, and Vanessa Fernandes, this short documentary portrays a territory where water, soil and human action intersect with a strong environmental footprint, although seemingly indelible. This place is Estarreja, a territory marked by social development, economic growth, and industrial activity. The film follows the water that leads us through streams and ditches, reeds, and shrubs, discovering the path of a contaminated landscape. The succession of images from the surroundings of Estarreja joins the voices of the locals who reflect a chorus of different perceptions that the directors chose to represent with one voice.

Authors and Direction Vanessa Fernandes e Ivo Reis (ESAP/Porto) www.espectrovisivel.com 

Scientific team: Sofia Bento (ISEG/SOCIUS-CSG/ULisboa)  sbento@iseg.ulisboa.pt Teresa Melo (IST/CERIS/ULisboa)teresa.melo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt Lúcia Fernandes (CES/Universidade de Coimbra)luciaof@gmail.com

Performance - AgitLab Malgosia Sus Isadora Franco

Bodypainting Vilija Vitkuté;

Voice Eva Azevedo

Music: Paulo das Cavernas

Translation: Clara Condesso Isabel Conceição