Catarina Mourão (Portugal)

Catarina Mourão studied Music, Law and Film (MA Bristol University). In 1998 she founded AporDOC, Portuguese Documentary Association. Since 2000 she has been teaching Film and Documentary since. With another filmmaker (Catarina Alves Costa) she started Laranja Azul, an independent production company for creative documentary and visual arts in Lisbon. She is currently doing her practice based PhD in Film at the University of Edinburgh, working with family archives and old family albums, but also shooting in present time.


  • 1994 - Mecca Before I die
    5 min
  • 1996 - The port
    10 min
  • 1997 - Fora de Água
    Out of Water) (48 min
  • 1998 - A Dama de Chandor
    The Lady of Chandor) (90 min
  • 2002 - Próxima Paragem “Next Stop”
    15 min
  • 2002 - Desassossego “Restless”
    75 min
  • 2005 - A minha aldeia já não mora aqui
    “My village doesn’t live here anymore”) (58 min
  • 2006 - À Flor da Pele | On Edge
    64 min
  • 2010 - Pelas Sombras
    “Through Shadows”) (83 min
  • 2012 - Lisbon-Ground - 2 video installations (64 min and 14 min) on Architecture and Urbanism in Lisbon, produced for the Portuguese Pavilion of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Biennale of Venice.

Doc Alliance Members

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