Eternal Forest Film

Eternal Forest Film

The ‘Eternal Forest’ art film created in 2018 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.

In the film local people talk about their experience of the forest in their lives. They share stories of the aesthetic and spiritual, ecological and socio-economic effects of monoculture landscapes. They bemoan the absence of natural forests. Yet an unbroken connection with a ‘feeling’ of a forest appears. 

The poem ‘Sacred Tree’ - part of the cycle of Eternal Forest poetry also forms visual and sonic narrative of this art film. 

Eternal Forest 2018 film has been shown in over 50 screenings in the UK and Portugal, including UCL, Portuguese Embassy, King’s College London, Evolving the Forest, Dartington, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Cinemateca Portuguesa.

On-going 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

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