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Maxamba Screening

  • Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom, Power Center


Directed by Suzanne Barnard and Sofia Borges

With the demolition of Quinta da Vitória neighborhood (Lisbon, Portugal), our film aims to create a living archive of the history and memory of its inhabitants,  as well as to mobilize an intervention in their representation in the city. The film is focused on the daily life of an Indian-Portuguese couple, who emigrated from Mozambique (a former colony of Portugal) to Lisbon in the 1970s. For many years, they have worked from home as tailors for a diverse neighborhood
clientele, and have established close relationships with many of the other inhabitants; they are especially integrated into the neighborhood's Hindu community. As progressive demolition of the neighborhood continues, they struggle with impending loss of home, livelihood, and community.

Reception to follow.