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What a Strange Way of Life

Documentary about alternative ways of life, with a vision of the future based on sustainability.

In this Documentary, will be addressed ways of life that are parallel to society as we know it.
We will closely follow the eco-village Cabrum, a recent community in northern Portugal; Cooperativa Integral Catalana, in Barcelona, which practices self-management with its own coin - the Eco; and finally, the self-sustaining community - Tamera - also located in Portugal. With almost 20 years of existence. A research center for peace, with a Free Love philosophy, searching for self-sufficiency. It’s a Biotype for the global consciousness cure. All these projects, alternatives to the System, seek to live in harmony with a vision of the future based on sustainability and cooperation between human, animal and nature.
They are searching for solutions to global problems, locally acting and they promise to turn the current paradigms, obsolete.

  • Pedro Serra
  • Pedro Serra
  • Pedro Serra
  • Laura Pazo
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 49 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal, Spain
  • Language:
    English, Portuguese, Spanish
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Director Biography - Pedro Serra

Born in 1991 in Proenca-a-Nova where he lived until 18 years old, age when he joined the Management School in Santarém in the course of Marketing and Advertising. Quickly he realised it was not what he wanted so, he moved to Lisbon to study Cinema in ETIC. Later made an internship as production assistant at Endemol and later starts to work as filmmaker freelancer. In addition to the various promotional videos that have made, directed and produced the first documentary in 2012 - "Manducare" that was debuted in Portugal and Brazil during that year and 2013. Those two years were also marked by international volunteering service that made for 6 months in Italy and for one month in Morocco. In 2014 won the scholarship "Coopjovem" to develop a pilot for his idea of a television series which he called "Nomads of Today." In the end of that year, debuts his first feature film, with the documentary "What a strange way of life" awarded with the International Prize at Planeta.Doc (Brazil) and Revelation Prize at CINANTROP (Portugal) being also exhibited in film festivals through Spain, Romania, Estonia, Croatia, England and United States.

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