CYCLE OF CONFERENCES
LUIZ RUFFATO AND JOSÉ BARAHONA ARE THE NEXT GUESTS IN THE ALMA PROJECT CONFERENCE CYCLE
On 29 April, 2022, at 6pm (Lisbon time), the ALMA project – Anthropophagy, Literature, Modernism and Audiovisual – promotes the second conference of a cycle dedicated to anthropophagic thought, which will be held online and broadcasted on CIAC’s Youtube channel. The debate “Estive em Lisboa e lembrei de você” (I was in Lisbon and I remembered you) will feature Brazilian writer Luiz Ruffato and Portuguese director José Barahona, and will be moderated by César Piva (Polo Audiovisual da Zona da Mata), Pedro Varoni (UFSCar) and Jorge Carrega (CIAC).
The book Estive em Lisboa e lembrei de você, by Luiz Ruffato, was adapted for cinema by José Barahona. The narrative focuses on a young man who, disillusioned by the lack of economic and existential prospects in Brazil, migrates to Portugal in search of a better life. Based on the theme of the work and its adaptation, the aim is to reflect on contemporary migratory and cultural flows, particularly with regard to the cultural dialogue between Brazil and Portugal.
The conference cycle, which will run until November 2022, brings together writers, filmmakers, artists and academics from Brazil, Portugal and Angola to reflect on the idea of anthropophagy as a key to understanding contemporary issues that transcend issues of national identity and refer to cultural relations between Portugal and its former colonies, Brazil and Africa.
The following sessions are planned: “The Modern in Ernesto de Sousa” (20 May), with researchers Ana Isabel Soares (CIAC/UAlg) and Isabel Nogueira (University of Lisbon); “Contemporary looks on history” (30 September), with director and screenwriter Elza Cataldo and actor, photographer and director Miguel Pinheiro; “Autofiction in the work of Leonardo Mouramateus” (28 October), with Mirian Tavares (CIAC/UAlg) and Patrícia Dourado (CIAC); and “Technological anthropophagies” (25 November), with directors Isael Maxacali and Charles Bicalho.
The ALMA project – Anthropophagy, literature, modernism and audiovisual is the result of a partnership between Labor – Laboratório de Estudos do Discurso (Federal University of São Carlos), CIAC – Centro de Investigação em Artes e Comunicação (University of the Algarve), UEMG – Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais and Polo Audiovisual da Zona da Mata. The project team is composed by Miriam Tavares and Jorge Carrega (CIAC/UAlg); César Piva (Audiovisual Pole of Zona da Mata); Vanice Sargentini, Daniel Laks, Pedro Henrique Varoni de Carvalho and Rodolfo Magalhães (UFSCar); and Cláudio Santos Rodrigues (State University of Minas Gerais).
Participation in the conference is free of charge and confers a certificate (upon registration here).