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Susana de Sousa Dias, P 2009, Portuguese / English subtitles, 53 min

1 arrest 2 interrogation, imprisonment 3 photographs: inner monologues 4 a suffocating audio track 5 the anthropometrics of political opponents 6 experiment transformed into an ethical attack 7 visual standards of mug shot: front-view, profile 8 regime supported by church, army, corporations, secret police 9 film of photographs a somnambulant gateway to cruel reality 10 a purely aesthetic film presenting the stories of political prisoners.

The silent dictator, Salazar, ruled Portugal and its colonies for 48 years. The director takes the testimony of years of imprisonment, as told by victims of the regime, and innovatively combines it with photographs from the archives of the secret police, the PIDE.

The screening is in partnership with the International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava.

 

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