A journey around Lisbon’s suburbs through the lives of a handful of musicians. Different generations and backgrounds meet, Angola to São Tomé, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau represented by old-school musicians and young producers.
Emmanuel Chanda is a Zambian gemstone miner who was the lead singer of Witch, the country’s most popular rock band of the 1970’s. In 2016, Dutch artist Jacco Gardner visited Zambia to meet, play and record material together with him.
Isabel Aboim Inglez’s colorful animation recollects, frame-by-frame, her childhood memories of cowboys battling indians in the ‘Condor’ magazine.
A intimate portrait of the Swans, from their roots as a post-punk band through their ill-fated bid at mainstream in the 90s indie-rock goldrush, through breakups and chaos to their current status as one of the most accomplished bands in the world.
In Portugal, João Ribas is synonymous with punk music. He propelled many important Portuguese bands and influenced many young musicians. This is a portrait of a man made by those who worked with him and who were his friends and family.
The untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary singer, Teddy Pendergrass, the man poised to be the biggest R&B artist of all time until the tragic accident that changed his life forever at the age of only 31.
Urban abstraction as a stimulus for the understanding of false movement.
Film director Aya Koretzky murders one of the masters of the electromagnetic repetition applied to musical sound.
A portrait of 12 independent American musicians in a journey between genres. An essay on free thinking and an intimate look at how music can be used to criticize politics and society, but also that our different ideas are bonded to each other.
Horn player, bandleader, innovator. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. Again and again, he broke with convention, and his bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator —from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop. The film features unseen footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos.
Filmmaker Inês Oliveira takes the song from the 1998 Rollana Beat demo and transposes it, subverting it, to the London underground during the 1940-1941 Blitz.
A documentary on the untold story of John Lennon’s song ‘Imagine’ and the depth of the creative collaboration between John and Yoko Ono, exploring how art, politics and music of the pair were intrinsically entwined.
For filmmaker Edgar Pera his trip to China, filmed in color Super8 film, “My Trip to China,” reflects the sound of ‘Just What the Doctor Ordered’.
Leningrad, 1983. The underground rock scene is boiling. Viktor Tsoi is eager to make a name for himself. The relationship with his wife will change his life forever. Together they will build Kino, the most popular and influential band in Russia’s popular music.
A look at the astonishing sounds of that combustible and wildly diverse moment in music known as free jazz, which more or less began with Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor. A fittingly free tribute to music that makes your hair stand on end.
Life is not easy for those who come from space with good intentions and pushing a blue cart with their hands.
The verbal abstraction of Bruno Borges’ film plays on the syncopated, almost hysterical, almost brutal musical fabric of ‘Garland’, producing a dichotomous and syncretic tune.
Illustrator Gonçalo Duarte animates and inverts the colors, turning the canvas into a blackboard, where he draws lines suggesting childhood chalky scribbles.