Mealhada - Culture and Traditions

Mealhada is a small town in the center of Portugal with a big history. It's a land of culture, heritage, tradition, knowledge, gastronomy, good wines and it's also a land of encounters for those who visit us and for those who live here.

[This film has no dialogue; it's narrated only by traditional and ethnic music that found its place in the beautiful city of Mealhada]

  • Paulo Fajardo
    Director
    Wellington's First Line; Breaking Waves; Terra Queimada
  • Paulo Fajardo
    Writer
    Wellington's First Line; Breaking Waves; Terra Queimada
  • Francisco Saldanha
    Writer
  • Miguel Gonçalves
    Writer
  • Miguel Gonçalves
    Producer
  • Edna Costa
    Key Cast
  • Francisco Saldanha
    Key Cast
  • Alfredo Santos
    Key Cast
  • Beatriz Cortesão
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Bruno
    Key Cast
  • Carmina Cordeiro
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Vieira
    Key Cast
  • Ricardo "Kau" Santos
    Key Cast
  • Miguel Silva
    Key Cast
  • Natália Morais
    Key Cast
  • Nuno Fernandes
    Key Cast
  • Ricardo Carvalho
    Key Cast
  • São Costa
    Key Cast
  • Sérgio Castanheira
    Key Cast
  • Sérgio Lindo
    Key Cast
  • Wilmer Marques
    Key Cast
  • Xandinho
    Key Cast
  • Francisco Saldanha
    Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mealhada - Cultura e Tradições
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Promotional, Advertisement, Tourism
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cine-Teatro Municipal Messias
    Mealhada
    Portugal
    May 15, 2021
    Premiere
  • BTL - Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa (Lisbon Tourism Exchange)
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    March 16, 2022
    Guest Film
Distribution Information
  • Município da Mealhada
    Distributor
    Country: Portugal
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Paulo Fajardo

Paulo César Fajardo was born in Figueira da Foz, in1980, Portugal. Developed various documentary projects as an independent producer and made his directorial debut in 2000 with the short film “Outono/Fall”. Worked as a freelancer camera operator, editor and director for several TV shows for national and international networks. Finished in 2011 his first feature film “Summer Dream” and in 2012 created the web tv BairradaTV. He now works as a freelancer news camera operator and editor for the SIC and SIC Notícias tv news channels.

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Director Statement

Music is the guiding principle of this journey through the municipality of Mealhada. Let yourself be carried away by a harmony between good taste and the refinement of a unique culture and traditions in central Portugal.