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THE DISCOVERY OF CINEMA – Film sessions, Talks & Workshops

Guest Artist: Nathalie Mansoux / Royal_Cine
14 + 21 APR / E.B.1 Chinicato 
15 + 22 APR / E.B.1 Bairro Operário

Film Sessions for elementary school children, where cinema emerges as a tool to learn how to look at the world and think about the world.

In April we will show 2 films that have children as main characters, which will be followed by conversations about cinematographic topics (frames, light, spaces, characters, etc.) and by playful workshops with practical exercises about the films, where children are invited to draw, write, dramatize and talk about the experience of the film, in order to develop processes of meaning, cinematographic appropriation and enrichment of their imaginary (drawings of frames and cinema posters, exercises for capturing noises and images).

Nathalie Mansoux is an author / film director. She studied Social Anthropology at Paris X-Nanterre University of at ISCTE, in Lisbon, where she works since 2001.
Through anthropology and cinematography, her personal work explores human experience, with its struggles and uncertainties, in the transitional space in which the filmed territories are transformed into other places, with different values, real and symbolic.
Her films have been presented at international film festivals such as Cinéma du Réel, FidMarseille, IndieLisboa (Via de Acesso – best Portuguese film award).
She also teaches in workshops on writing, filmmaking and cinema awareness, and often collaborates with several production companies and with Cinemateca Portuguesa as a translator.

Il Sogno Mio d’Amore (doc., 100’, 2018), co-directed with Miguel Moraes Cabral
Dom Fradique (fiction, 40’, 2017)
Deportado (doc., 67’, 2012)
Via de Acesso (doc, 82′, 2008)
De Paso por Juchitán, (doc., 26’, 2001), co-directed with Pedro Fidalgo

Royal_Cine is a social intervention project based on cinema, its goal being the creation of alternative and complementary practices and experiences to academic curricula and to the cultural offer in the midst of the academic communities. We work cinema as artistic language, a tool for raising awareness, creative inclusion and a resource for thinking different socio-cultural realities. We aim to act in contexts of structural inequalities to extent the possibilities for children / youth to use, consume, and critically appropriate the forms of audiovisual expression and communication.