Aleixo: the urban (in)visibility in cinema

Aleixo. The old neighborhood of Porto is portrayed in the documentary A Nossa Terra, O Nosso Altar. André Guiomar’s film features real protagonists, local families who ended up being removed from the neighborhood after a process that lasted almost a decade.

The narrative focuses on the bucolism of Aleixo’s daily routine, supported by two familiar stories that serve as a guide. The daily life alternates between the concern of being removed from a place that was part of their life stories and the resistance of those who believed they could stay there.

Between marginal spaces and real stories, the documentary that shows the demolition process of Aleixo was presented at the 7th edition of Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival. | More information

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André Guimar