Private Project

Chapter Two: Dominance

After the release of her first film Chapter One: The Arrival, Sara Carneiro presents Chapter Two: Dominance, a continuing reflection on the Portuguese’s colonial past.
This second film intends to expose the process of domination during the European expansion. By using visual compositions of symbolic elements, Sara alludes to key instruments used during the colonial suppression such as violence, religion, exploration of resources and territory occupation. Whiteness becomes a central matter and intertwines with issues of identity, where the artist uses her own image as a vehicle for questioning the status quo and systems of racial hierarchy.
Maintaining the experimental, abstract and sensory qualities characteristic of Sara's artistic practice, Chapter Two: Dominance sets a dark and tense tone in order to create a space for criticism and recognition of structures and patterns built during the European colonial period and that continue to be perpetuated to this day.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Capítulo Dois: Dominação
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 4, 2021
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  • Student Project:
  • Maputo Fast Forward 2021
    World Premiere
Director Biography

Sara Carneiro (Viseu, 1994) is a Portuguese visual artist based in Matola, Mozambique.
After graduating Multimedia at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (Portugal) in 2017 she moved to Mozambique, where she began to lecture Multimedia at the Arts Faculty of the Institute of Arts and Culture (ISArC).
In the past few years the artist has been showcasing her work internationally in exhibitions and film festivals. Her film “Chapter One: The Arrival” was screened in various festivals such as the African Video Art Festival Boda Boda Lounge in 18 cities across the continent, Proyector – Video-art Platform in Madrid, Short/Age – shortfilms for a new age in Viseu (Portugal) and at Kugoma in Mozambique. In 2021, she premiered “Chapter Two: Dominance” in the Maputo Fast Forward Festival at the iconic movie-theatre Scala.
Through creating abstract and atmospheric imagery in mediums ranging from sculpture to experimental film, Sara explores symbolic relations between materials that allow her to speak about history, identity and notions of power.

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