Trading Cities
As Cidades e as TrocasAs Cidades e as Trocas
Portugal / Documentary / HD / 138'

In 2008, the growing tourism industry of Cape Verde was frozen. The building of many hotels and resorts by foreigner companies had to be stopped due to a shortage of sand. The sand industry, primary resource for the production of concrete, had reached a dramatic level, endangering the beaches. This event caused a huge euphoria among the businessmen of Mauritania. A great number of trucks started to flow to the Nouakchott port, where many boats sail out to feed the tourist constructions in Cape Verde. Trading Cities starts in Lisbon on a cargo ship. We will undertake an Atlantic route that re‐enacts these daily travels, in order to highlight the physical and social transformations in the landscape that these exchanges produce.

Directed by: Luísa Homem, Pedro Pinho

Photography: Luísa Homem, Pedro Pinho

Edited by: Luís Homem, Pedro Pinho

Sound: Raquel Marques, Rita Hermínio

Sound Mixing: Miguel Martins

Color Grading: Andreia Bertini 

Production: Leonor Noivo, Joana Gusmão, João Matos, Filipa Reis, Rita Hermínio, Inês Luz

Produced by: Terratreme Filmes, Uma Pedra no Sapato

Funded by: ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

Distribution: Terratreme Filmes

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Festivals and Awards

BAFICI - Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

(AR 04.2014)

FIDMarseille - Marseille International Film Festival

Compétition internationale (FR 07.2014)

Doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema

Portuguese Competition (PT 10.2014)

Festival dei Popoli - Festival Internazionale del Film Documentario

Concorso Internazionale (IT 11.2014)

Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival

Há Filmes na Baixa (PT 12.2014)

Caminhos do Cinema Português

Selecção Caminhos (PT 11.2015)

Cabo Verde International Film Festival

(CV 10.2014)

Plateau, Festival Internacional de Cinema

Competição (CV 11.2014)

Festival Filmer le travail

Compétition (FR 02.2015)

Art of the Real - Film at Lincoln Center

(USA 04.2015)

Queen Mary, University of London & Instituto Camões

(UK 2015)

ethnocineca, International Documentary Film Festival Vienna

(AT 05.2015)

Festival Filmer à tout prix - International full-lenght competition

(BE 11.2015)

Festival Internacional de Cinema da Fronteira

(BR 11.2015)

DocSS - Festival Internazionale del Cinema Urbano

Concorso (IT 12.2015)

Dokumentarfilmwoche Damburg

(DE 04.2016)

Extensão Doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema em Macau

(CN 01.2016)

MEDIAWAVE International Film and Music Gathering

(HU 04.2016)

FCAT - Festival de cine africano Tarifa-Tánger

(ES 05.2016)

Festival International du Film Insulaire de l’Île de Groix

Les Petites Antilles (FR 08.2017)

Coup de coeur du Jury

Cinemateca Portuguesa

(PT 2017)

Festival de Cinema Português na Rússia

(RU 2017)

Cine Lusco Fusco, Consulado Geral de Portugal em São Paulo

(BR 10.2018)

Mostra Contemporânea de Cinema Português

(BR 05.2018)

European Art Cinema Day

(AR 10.2018)

Nova Cinema

(BE 2019)

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