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Cláudia Alves

Portugal / Website


Cláudia Alves (Lisbon, 1980) is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Portugal. She studied documentary filmmaking at the International Film School of San Antonio de Los Baños (Cuba). Earlier she graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon and has also studied in the Fine Arts’ Academy of Brera, Milan.

Cláudia worked in several short and medium-length films as director and cinematographer in Portugal, Brazil and Cuba. Her documentaries have been broadcasted in Portuguese Television and screened in numerous international film festivals. Tales on Blindness (2014) is her first feature-length documentary.

(Year/ Original title/ English title / Running time)

2014 - Tales on Blindness (107’)
2012 - Sobre Viver / Living on (51')
2011 - Compacta y Revolutionaria / Compact and Revolutionary (33’)
2011 - El Cartero / The Postman (10’)
2010 - Brigada Intramuros / Intra-Walls Brigade (16’)
2010 - For my grandmother II (8’)
2009 - Pasajeros / Passengers (13’)
2009 - Refeição / Lunch time (4’)
2008 - A Ocasião Seguinte / The Next Occasion (36’)
2005 - A Ocasião / The Occasion (48’)


Living On

Sobre Viver (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 51 min

On the top of the mountain two shepherds talk quietly while the herd grazes. The few local inhabitants follow the normal routine of the village until something unexpected happens, which threatens the community. It echoes a song of resistance. Three women dance among the ruins. A blind man reflects on the future of the village.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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