Eternal Forest project in Portugal

Eternal Forest project is an ongoing long-term project exploring human integration in nature and specifically our relationship with forest ecosystem. It's first stage took place in May-June 2018 at Raizvanguarda art residency, Goís in Portugal - in the area which suffered so much from the forest fires and great deforestation.

Second stage of the project has been commissioned by the Bienal de Coruche in May 2019, and will be presented during the opening of Bienal on 28th and 29th of September. Eternal Forest questions our relationship with time and nature’s cycles. It is a poetic, sound and visual manifesto, as well as a site-specific poetic forest experience at Herdade dos Concelhos.

The current Eternal Forest vision proposes creation of 1000 Eternal Forest sanctuaries for art, biodiversity and human for 1000 years in Europe. After the opening of the Bienal de Coruche, Eternal Forest Vision will be presented in other locations, with intention to find partners, supporters and commissions for creation of sanctuaries. More INFO 

The ‘Eternal Forest’ art film created in 2017 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. There is urgency to capture the voice of those who are rarely given opportunity to express their opinions directly without filters. More INFO

Ongoing programme of screenings of art film Eternal Forest:

10 January - Cinemateca Portuguesa, Lisbon (film and book presentation)
15 February - Impact House, Lisbon
21 February - NOVA FCSH, Lisbon
10 March - King's College Chapel, London, UK (film and book presentation)
21 March - ATV Cafe com Filmes, Torres Vedras
23 March - Monsanto Forest Park, Lisbon
28 March - Cine Bar Camones, Lisbon
9 April - Impact Hub Lisbon (panel)
14 May - FCT NOVA, Lisbon
15 May - Universidade de Beira Interior, Covilhã
21 May - Colóquio "As Linhas da Terra', Faculdade de Letras, Lisbon University
19-21 June - Evolving the Forest, Conference, Dartington, UK
25 June - Portuguese Embassy, UK
30 July - 15th EEF Congress & 18th SPECO Meeting, Lisbon
13 September - 2nd Gathering for the Forest, Reflorestar, Montemor o Novo
27 November - UCL, London, UK

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 (film and book presentation)
12 August - Associação BioLiving, Frossos
19 September - ISEG, Lisbon
21 September - Benquerenca, Castelo Branco
26 September - Aliança Pela Floresta Autoctone, Gazua, Porto
29 September - Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
15 October - Anjos70, Lisbon
19 October - CineEco Seia, Seia (Regional Prize)
26 October - Famalicão em Transição, Famalicão
27 October - ECO123, Monchique
19-26 November - Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
21 November - Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (film and book presentation)
22 November - Biovilla Biodiversidade (panel)
6 December - Roca Lisboa Gallery (panel)

Please follow crowd funding campaign on GOFUNDME to help us take this Film to many more places in Portugal and create an Internet-friendly free extended version of the film. The film won a prize at CineEco Seia international film festival in October 2018. 

More about the project  Eternal Forest