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2016 | 15: Representações da violência / Vergílio Ferreira revisitado | 55-64
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Representações da violência no cinema de Pedro Costa

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This article aims to reflect about the violent reality represented by the Portuguese film director Pedro Costa in the Letters from Fontainhas trilogy. Fontainhas, an old slum in the outskirts of Lisbon, was the place where the Portuguese and people from the former Portuguese colonies lived until its demolition, by the end of the last century. The slum, which was built by the hands of the inhabitants, was the place where they established their relations, surrounded by poverty, but with an impressive community spirit. Due to the demolition they were relocated to new public housing. Pedro Costa reveals, in documental and fictional narratives, the hard reality of the Fontainhas inhabitants as well as the demolition and the bizarre transition to their new home.
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