Tracing Utopia

Catarina de Sousa & Nick Tyson

IndieLisboa 2021 • ,

USA, Portugal, Documentary, 2021, 27′

A virtual journey through the dreams and desires of a group of queer teenagers from New York, a Generation Z that sees the world with different eyes and with hope for the future. A movie that illustrates the importance, and the power, of finding a community.

Part of a young generation, the film gives voice to queer New York teens who speak virtually about their experiences, but, above all, about their vision of a better future, which embraces them with the acceptance they deserve. There may not yet be Life on Mars, but there is still love on Earth. (Ana Cabral Martins)

Director's Bio

Catarina de Sousa
Catarina de Sousa (1985, Portugal) is a filmmaker, journalist and producer. Her filmmaking practice arises out of her experience in activist journalism between Brazil, USA and Portugal. She seeks to use film as a means of building a community within a current of political cinema. She co-directed Tracing Utopia with Nick Tyson and directed Truth and Consequence (2017), about the Post-Truth era, for Portuguese public television.

Nick Tyson
Nick Tyson (1991, United States) is a filmmaker, writer and investigative storyteller based between Paris and New York City. Most recently, he co-directed Tracing Utopia alongside Catarina de Sousa, filmed and edited Address (2020) with dancer/choreographer Garnet Henderson and performed in Breath Control (2020) by Carson Parish. His filmmaking practice seeks to create imaginative spaces out of traditional documentary elements.