Last Days of Emanuel Raposo

Diogo Lima

IndieLisboa 2021 •

Portugal, Fiction, 2021, 47′

Whether we classify it as a mockumentary or a pseudocumental short, this movie is a fun journey through the last days on the job of the presenter of the Azorean television variety program “Meia Hora com Emanuel Raposo”.

Emanuel Raposo was born in 1934, on the island of São Miguel. Initially known as “The Weather Boy”, Raposo quickly climbed the stairs of the Azorean radio, becoming famous for the broadcast Cartas do Atlântico. Stardom was achieved years later with his show Meia-hora com Emanuel Raposo. In 1992 he suddenly abandoned television, becoming a businessman known for his jams and his restaurant in São Brás – Raposo. A making-of from the last episode of his show, signed by his nephew, brings surprising revelations. This information was obtained from the Emanuel Raposo fan club. Justice for Emanuel Raposo! (Carlos Ramos)

Director's Bio

Diogo Lima was born in 1993 in S. Miguel, Azores. After a degree in Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication, he directed PDL-LIS (2012), a school film awarded at the Panazorean IFF and exhibited in three other continents. In the following years, Lima split himself between directing and the editing room.  Some of his work includes a continuous collaboration with art festivals such as Azores-based TREMOR and the Portuguese-American FABRIC festival. In 2017, Lima directed the Red Bull Media House documentary AZ-RAP: Filhos do Vento and three seasons of the web series Sou Menino Para Ir for FOX Comedy Portugal.