FAH-DPORT: Documentary Projection “Cesária Évora – Nha Sentimento” (with English subtitles), Thursday, 16/03/2017, 17:30, E22-G015

14 Mar 2017


Dear Academics and Students,

The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival, through the Department of Portuguese of FAH has the pleasure of inviting all to attend on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 17:30, in room E22-G015 the documentary projection “Cesária Évora – Nha Sentimento” (with English subtitles).

Please find below further information for your kind reference:

Synopsis

Cesária Évora – “Nha sentimento”

Cesária Évora is one of the biggest singers in the Portuguese language today. Her voice and her talent made her famous, but her eccentricities — like her barefoot stage presence and her penchant for the alcoholic Cape Verdean beverage grogue — have added to her legendary persona. It was in the late 80s, in France, with the help of music producer José da Silva , that Cesária rocketed to success. The “Barefoot Diva” was born. But who is Cesária Évora? Offstage, Cesária is a discreet, quiet person. With this documentary, we aim to reveal who this singer really is and how she rose from her humble origins to attain worldwide stardom. We accompany her to São Vicente (Cape Verde), to Paris, her second home, and even to Israel, where we follow her on her final tour.

About the Author

Sofia Leite has worked as a journalist on Portuguese television (RTP) since 1989. She hold a degree in Journalism from the ESJ (École Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris) and a certificate in Art History from the Portuguese National Fine Arts Society. Recent years have seen her focus on directing documentaries, among them Slavónia, a última travessia, awarded in 1998 at Portugal’s Atlantic Television Showcase (MAT) for televised documentaries about the sea; O último voo da águia pesqueira, a prize-winner at the North Alentejo Environment Festival in 2001; A Lista de Chorin, co-written with António Louçã, recognised with the 2007 Gazeta Grand Prize and selected for Basel’s BaKaForum 2009; Portugueses nas Trincheiras, also written with António Louçã; Cesária Évora – Nha Sentimento, released in 2010; Água vai, Pedra leva, winner of the 2015 Gazeta Television Prize; and A Espera, directed by Sofia Leite in 2016.