AUDIOVISUAL | ART | ANTHROPOLOGY
Company
FILMES SOMBRA
João is an ethnographic filmmaker and a researcher. He's been working for various socially engaging organisations focusing on social justice and environmental awareness since 2007 – using audiovisual tools to trigger cultural exchange and mediate dialogue between people. Since 2011 he developed a solar powered itinerant cinema project sponsored by Italian NGO Bambini Nel Deserto. With 'Cinema du Desert' he has had the possibility to travel and work in West Africa and Central Asia. An MA in Visual Anthropology with the University of Manchester led him to undertake fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon that culminated in the feature documentary ‘The Mirror of the Spirit’ (the first part 'Afluentes' was very well received in ethnographic festivals world wide). Ever since João has been based between UK, Hong Kong and Lisbon as a audiovisual freelancer.
  • Director (8 Credits)
    Maratona de Procrastinação2022
    Documentary
    The Human Mint2020
    Short
    Around the world in 88 seconds2017
    Experimental, Other
    Hard Questions2017
    Documentary
    The way of the shaman drum2017
    Documentary
    How to fly with Multiple Sclerosis?2016
    Documentary
    The Mirror of the Spirit2014
    Documentary, Feature
    An Improvised Reality2013
    Documentary
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Around the world in 88 seconds2017
    Experimental, Other
College
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
GRANADA CENTRE FOR VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Drama is not food.
AUDIOVISUAL | ART | ANTHROPOLOGY
Company
FILMES SOMBRA