2006 | 8mins | Beta | Colour
A cinematic diary shot on Super-8 film in Rome and Lisbon, at the funerals of Pope John Paul II and Alvaro Cunhal, the Portuguese communist leader.
Perpetual Movements /Movimentos Perpétuos
2006 | 70mins | Beta | Colour | Subtitled
Utilising a rich tapestry of archive footage, testimonies from prominent personalities in Portuguese cultural life and the voice of Carlos Paredes as a narrator to his own story, Perpetual Movements pays homage to a multifaceted artist and one of the most celebrated icons of Portuguese guitar playing. Paredes was so famed for his virtuosity on the Coimbra Fado – a traditional Portuguese guitar – he acquired the nickname ‘The Man With a Thousand Fingers.’