Travessias 2016

In this edition, we have changed the format of the Festival and created a special, separate place for issues which in our opinion deserve to be discussed more extensively. Thus, as an enhancement of a concern and an interest that has been manifest since the 1st edition of the Festival, both in films and in debates, Travessias [Crossings] is born. This is a multifaceted space, combining film screenings with a series of activities related to the issues of refugees and forced migration. All the activities will be indicated with the tab Travessias

Among its activities, and besides the films, Travessias also features a photography exhibition and the very special hosting of SOS Méditerranée, an NGO dedicated to try to prevent people from drowning in this sea which is simultaneously so generous and so dangerous. The films presented in Travessias will compete for its namesake prize, an initiative that aims to draw attention to the urgent need to adopt a position as part of a future solution to this problem.
We all have yet to navigate many waves before we might reach a safe] harbour…

All the activities are tagged with Travessias

Travessias Award

The films in this section are in competition for the Travessias Award, in partnership with the Pelouro dos Direitos Sociais of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.

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THU | 29 SEP

4.30pm | Room 3
Corredor de Fons ** | Spain
Film followed by debate in Room 2

FRI | 30 SEP

3.30pm | Room 3
Luoghi Comuni | Italy
Film followed by debate in Room 2

5pm | Foyer
Olhares que nos Habitam
Opening of photo exhibition


2.30pm | Room 3
Women in Sink | Israel
Pronto, Era Assim | Portugal
Maxamba * | Portugal, USA | Section Travessias
Retratando Marina * | Portugal | Section Travessias
Part of the session of short-films

4.30pm | Room 3
Les Messagers | France
Film followed by debate in Room 2

9.30pm | Room 3
Most na Kraju Svijeta * | Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France


3pm | Room 2
As Pessoas no Mediterrâneo

4.30pm | Room 3
Asswat Minazol * | Lebanon
Mohamed, le Prénom * | France
Film followed by debate in Room 2


SOS Mediterranée

* Present at the session
Film supported by the Embaixada de Espanha in Portugal