Eternal Forest project in Portugal

I am excited to announce the long-term project Eternal Forest. It's first stage took place in May-June 2018 at Raizvanguarda, Goís in Portugal - in the area which suffered so much from the forest fires.

The project consists of a series of visual poetry works, an artist book, an art documentary and an experience in the forest.

The ‘Eternal Forest’ art documentary rethinks and transforms a community’s relationship with it’s forests, through the voices of people living in Goís, Arganil and Lousã, the areas  which suffered unprecedented fires in 2017.

A disaster caused by decades of unsustainable forestry practices, widespread eucalyptus monoculture, the breakdown of communities and human desertification.

These 12 interviews were taken in May 2018, the ‘Eternal Forest’ 40 min short cut of the documentary was created. It is being screened around Portugal this Summer.

There is urgency to capture the voice of those who are rarely given opportunity to express their opinions directly without filters.

Screenings of the Film Eternal Forest in Portugal:

15 June - Casa do Artista, Góis
23 June - Janas Ecoaldeia, Sintra
26 June - Cooperativa Mula, Barreiro, Lisbon
27 June - Gaia, Lisbon
13 July - Moagem, Aljezur
14 July - Associação Cultural Postigo, Monchique
15 July - Fenixhack, Loulé
18 July - Mafra Business Factory, Mafra
19 July - Ericeira Business Factory, Ericeira
29 July - Aigra Cultura 2018, Aigra Nova
1 August - Ler Devagar, Lisbon
12 August - Associação BioLiving, Frossos
19 September - ISEG, Lisbon
21 September - Benquerenca, Castelo Branco
29 September - Gazua, Porto
26 October - Famalicão em Transição, Famalicão

I have launched a crowd funding campaign GOFUNDME to help us take this Film to many more places in Portugal and create an Internet-friendly free extended version of the film.

More about the project  Eternal Forest