September 8, 2017  •  7PM  •  Duquesne University

The Duquesne University McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Psychology Department, and the International Student Organization cordially invite you to a screening of

MAXAMBA, 2015
PORTUGAL, USA/25MIN
Directed by Pittsburgh Gender Scholar Consortium member Suzanne Barnard and Sofia Borges

7:00 p.m. Friday, September 8
Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom
Power Center, Fifth Floor
Duquesne University

Reception to follow.

With the demolition of Quinta da Vitória neighborhood (Lisbon, Portugal), our film aims to create a living archive of the history and memory of its inhabitants, as well as to mobilize an intervention in their representation in the city. The film is focused on the daily life of an Indian-Portuguese couple, who emigrated from Mozambique (a former colony of Portugal) to Lisbon in the 1970s. For many years, they have worked from home as tailors for a diverse neighborhood clientele, and have established close relationships with many of the other inhabitants; they are especially integrated into the neighborhood’s Hindu community. As the progressive demolition of their neighborhood continues, they struggle with impending loss of home, livelihood, and community.

Winner:
Best Film in “New Directors” IndieLisboa (Portugal)

Transfrontera Award, Extremadoc
International Documentary Festival (Spain)

Nominee:
Cinematography Award, Annual Copenhagen Film Festival

Special Mention, Short Documentary
MYART International Film Festival
Calabria, Italy

Official Selection:
Silk Screen Asian Film Festival (USA)

Olhares do Mediterraneo Film Festival (Portugal)

CineMigrante Film Festival (Argentina)

Kugoma Film Festival (Mozambique)

MiradasDoc International Documentary Festival (Spain)

International Film Festival of São Tomè
(São Tomè and Principe)

Calcutta International Film Festival

Pune International Film Festival
(India)

ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival

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