Moving forward

Women, husbands and children break the silence to tell in an intimate, touching and courageous way their experiences of a struggle shared with the family and the community. Carried out entirely in Baixo Alentejo, moving forward is a film that reveals surprisingly that the breast cancer is often a beginning of life.

  • Helena Inverno
    Jesus Por Um Dia
  • Veronica Castro
    Jesus Por Um Dia
  • Paula Varanda
  • local participants
    Key Cast
    "see attached file"
  • Anthony John
    original music
    Mister Lizard
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Andar em Frente
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  • Runtime:
    34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 EUR
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  • Student Project:
  • Monstrare – 5ª mostra internacional de cinema social
    January 18, 2019
  • dia internacional da mulher - Movimento Democrático de Mulheres
    Santiago do Cacém
    March 3, 2018
  • dia nacional de prevenção do cancro da mama - Delegação de Mértola da Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro.
    October 30, 2017
Director Biography - Helena Inverno, Veronica Castro

Verónica Castro and Helena Inverno had their debut in the film and television with the film Jesus for one day, which received the highest award in the Festival IndieLisboa 2012. Helena Inverno is a director and artist, graduated in Fine Art by Film and Video at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design; Verónica Castro is an anthropologist, graduated from the School of African and Oriental Studies at the University of London, currently a PhD at the University of Manchester.

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Director Statement

We knew the importance of the direct discourse of these women, of the narratives in the first person, of the sincere voices counting personal and family experiences. It is necessary to promote dialogue on difficult issues such as living cancer, how to face our mortality, how to overcome the most unexpected and painful challenges.
From the research to the last brushstroke, we have been with a wonderful team in tune with principles and heart. We all feel the blessings of making a film with such special, courageous and mature participants.
Now, we'd like the maximum diffusion and dissemination to continue. The scourge of cancer exists all over the world. The numbers are impressive. The theme is not exhausted, we need more perspectives so that other issues arise, especially in the area of health and education.