My village doesn't live here anymore

  • Portugal
Audio Tracks

"I was born beneath this water. I was 10 years old when it all happened. Some things I remember well, others are blurred and confused..." During six years we followed the daily life of this village, condemned to disappear beneath the waters of the Alqueva dam. Once the water arrived we followed its inhabitants to the new village: a ghostly replica of the flooded one.


  • Original title
    A minha aldeia já não mora aqui
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Catarina Mourão
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Catarina Murão, Catarina Alves Costa, Paulo Menezes
  • Editing
    Pedro Duarte
  • Sound
    Armanda Carvalho, Catarina Mourão, Olivier Blanc
  • Duration
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Festivals
    • 10ª Mostra Etnográfica do Rio de Janeiro;
    • SelectionPrix Europa, Berlin;
    • Official Competition at the International Festival of Short Films Vila do Conde July 2006;
    • Beeldvoor Beeld, Amsterdam, and Antwerp, Bélgium, June 2007;
    • ProvinceTown International Film Festival, June 2007;
    • Planet on Focus – Toronto Canada, October 2008.
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary Award from the Jury of FICC (International Federation of Cineclubs) at the Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, April 2007


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