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Film still from 48: A collage in black and white of six portrait photos.

Tue 25.04.

  • Director

    Susana de Sousa Dias

  • Portugal / 2009
    93 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Followed by a discussion with Susana de Sousa Dias

Susana de Sousa Dias (*1962) continually grapples with the legacy of fascism in Portugal in her cinematic oeuvre. The tile of her documentary 48 refers to the 48 years which the Salazar dictatorship lasted (1926–1974). It consists of official photographs taken by the PIDE secret police that show the faces of political prisoners, while the opponents of the regime seen in the images are heard in voiceover speaking today about imprisonment, humiliation and torture. Editing together archive images and witness testimonies, this minimalist concept which makes an important contribution to collective memory. (bik)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media