Hope Esperanza

"Hope Esperanza" is an unusual film proposal, an experience that transgresses orthodox cinema practices and invites us to explore perceptual states of sound-image-mental imagery. The senses (hearing and vision) are led to a state in everything similar to the dream, where what is real and what is imagined overlap, creating in the consciousness of the viewer the sensation of an immersive journey, being Nature its inductive element.
The viewer is invited to follow the indications that appear on the screen, in the dark and silence, as in the cinema and, in technical terms, to assign to the sound at least the same conditions of the image (in the definition and sound volume). As in other proposals (of the author), the film traces an approach to the vegetable, animal and mineral domains.

  • Ilda Teresa Castro
    Director
  • Ilda Teresa Castro
    Writer
  • asoka miau productions
    Producer
  • Ale, Alex, Davide, Divisha, green fields at Khaama Kethna EcoVillage, sea and birds at Patnem Canacona, animalia vegetalia mineralia on Planet Earth
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ilda Teresa Castro

multidisciplinary artist, her most recent work assumes a cross between art and ecology — art and science, with a focus on the ecocritical, environmental and animal domain. It combines different artistic practices: drawing, photography, webdesign, jewelery, sculpture and film. Researcher in the AELab – Laboratory of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Artistic Practices at IfilNova Institute of Philosophy, Castro is developing the Postdoctoral project “Landscape and Change – Movements”, with support by the FCT. Founder and editor of the online journal and homonym platform AnimaliaVegetaliaMineralia she makes films and ecocritic installations. PhD in Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, she published the book Eu Animal − argumentos para um novo paradigma – cinema e ecologia (2015) [I Animal – arguments for a new paradigm – cinema and ecology (2015)] and continues making research in Film Studies and Ecocriticism.

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