On July 19, the film “Enviado Especial” will be held in the presence of the directoress Nalini Elvino de Sousa, researchers, and directors at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The meeting organized by the Cultures Past & Present project includes researchers Ana Cristina Pereira (CECS / UM) and Maria Paula Meneses (CES / UC), Mozambican filmmakers Isabel Noronha and Camilo de Sousa and moderation of Maria do Carmo Piçarra (ICNOVA-INL / UAL).
The documentary is about
the life story of Aquino de Bragança, an intellectual and journalist who fought
against colonialism and for the peace and independence of African countries
along with leaders of the liberation movements. The friendship with Samora
Machel is also dealt with in the film, sealed by the plane crash in which the
two lost their lives in 1986.
The session will take
place in Auditorium 1, Tower B of FCSH-UNL (Av. De Berna, 26-C), in Lisbon, at
17:30. Free entry.
On July 4, at 6:30 p.m., the researchers Vítor de Sousa, Isabel Macedo, Pedro Costa and Fernando Lopes will discuss the potential of the Virtual Museum of Lusophony in the (re) construction of collective memory.
The Virtual Museum of Lusophony is a platform for academic cooperation in science, teaching and arts in the Portuguese-speaking countries and their diasporas, which extends to Galicia and Macau. It integrates universities, with research projects and post-graduate teaching in the area of Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies, cultural and artistic associations, in the construction and deepening of a Portuguese-speaking community. It intends to be a mechanism that invites the active participation of citizens, making records available, commenting on ‘works’ preserved in the museum, (re) building a collective memory.
The Feira do Livro de Braga 2019 is held from June 28 to July 14. The event will take place at ‘Avenida Literária’ located at Rua Dr. Justino Cruz, Rua Francisco Sanches and Largo São João do Souto, in the historic center of Braga.