The Secret History of Aviation

Direction
Year
2018
Country
  • Portugal
Duration
15min
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The Secret History of Aviation is a poignant reflection on that which rises and that which falls. Its title and narration are taken from a piece written by Manuel Zimbro, in which he muses on what it is that prevents man from being able to fly, and what impact this limitation has on the natural world. The images collated in this film trace the devastation left by the fires of 2017 – the worst year on record in terms of damage to Portugal's forests. It reminds us that to jump up into the air is, inescapably, to come back down to the ground again.

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  • Original title
    História Secreta da Aviação
  • Direction
  • Editing
    Tomás Baltazar
  • Music
    Pedro Salvador
  • Sound
    João Manso
  • Duration
    15 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Doclisboa, 2018
    • The Portobello Film Festival, 2019
    • Córtex, 2019
    • 12th Int'l. Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, 2019
    • XV Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema, Brasil, 2019

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