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What really goes through our minds - The times they are a changin

Through this project I wanted to criticize today's society. Not only a criticism with no head or toe, with no connection or sense and poorly founded as many projects are carried out today, aiming only to demonstrate the "rebellious side" of the author, but on the contrary, to create something concrete with content and almost tangible, with the aim of showing the absurdity which we arrive with some news and information that are fabricated and planned for the benefit of the audience and in certain situations even, the ridiculous to which we are exposed. In this way, demonstrating these events in an ironic and very caricatured way, it allows us to reveal the origin and effect of these problems in order to make them into something "polemic" and creative simultaneously (almost in a kind of symbiotic relationship).
There are countless negative and harmful consequences that technological development has created. However, I only wanted to portray one of those problems, not because I think it was the main consequence that this development generated, (which in my opinion is not at all) but because I believe that it is with which I identified myself the most, presenting a wide range of possibilities where to work and expose it. This problem corresponds precisely to the trivialization of violence.

  • Gonçalo Nogueiro Neves
  • Gonçalo Nogueiro Neves
  • Gonçalo Nogueiro Neves
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    What really goes through our minds - The times they are a changin
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
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Distribution Information
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola das Artes (Jaime Neves -
Director Biography - Gonçalo Nogueiro Neves

In 2014, I finished secondary education at the Colégio da Rainha Santa Isabel (CRSI) in Coimbra, having received a letter of Excellence by behaviour and final average of 16.03 values. I have a degree in Cinema from the University of Beira Interior (UBI) in Covilhã, having received a Letter of Recommendation from the Course Director Prof. Dr. Luís Nogueira (final average course: 14.7). Currently, I just need to present and defend the thesis in order to conclude the second year of the Master of Cinema, Specialization in Sound and Image at the Portuguese Catholic University of Porto (UCP). So far, I have worked on several projects, short films (referred to above) among other numerous works outside and within the University. In all of them, I was the Director of Photography with the exception of Muletas, by Luís de Campos (scriptwriter of the film Um Funeral à Chuva). One of my photographs served as a cover for the same film, in which I was Fábio Guerreiro's First Assistant Photographer. Among other projects, I also made some films, such as Ponta Negra (2016), Ghosts, Records & Recreations (2017), nominated for Best Short Film in the second edition of Sacalacalaca Festival in Mexico and selected for the Puerto Rico International Film Festival, City//Gardens (2018) and 25 Hours In a Day (2018), selected for the 10th edition of FUSO - Annual International Video Art of Lisbon. During the second year of my master's degree (2018), I participated in the RTP1 series, O Nosso Cônsul Em Havana, by Franciso Manso, having played the role of Video/Image Assistant to the Director of Photography José António Loureiro. At the same time, I made my final project video, What Really Goes Through Our Minds - The Times They Are A-Changin (2019).

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