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  • Swedish Premiere

    Dear friends!

    On the Swedish side of the pond things have been afoot with Sandgrains over the last few months. Last year Zé and Gabriel went to the Alimenterre festival in Prague for two screenings of the film around the topic of food as a basic human right. We had a great time thanks to our lovely host Wendy, and the discussions following the film were really inspiring.

    In December Gabriel did a talk for the Swedish Green Party on the external dimension of EU fisheries, showing excerpts from the film, which in turn led to a recent screening of the film and a talk with Gabriel and MEP Isabella Lövin, who is in the film and is running for another term at the European Parliament. There is another fisheries deal coming up with Cape Verde in August, so we would really like to do a screening in Parliament prior to the vote.

    Also Doc Lounge Gothenburg, a documentary appreciation society, screened the film recently around the topic of crowdfunding, which in turn has led to our very first film festival in Sweden. Gothenburg Indie Film Fest is coming up on Friday the 23rd of May, so don’t miss out if you’re in town!

    What’s more, Zé just spent a month in Cape Verde, and the film was screened for our most important audience: the fishing families of Ribeira da Barca. They were ecstatic about it, and the TV station RTV did a four minute news piece with Zé about the film. This, from what we gather, has led to a public outcry, with the government pledging funds for artisanal fishers. We await more news on this.

    That’s all for now and big hugs from Sweden

  • Final Production in Sweden

    Just now we came back from the LAST 2 DAYS of production for the documentary!

    We spend a few days with Zé and his son Sion, went to a football game and on a day trip on the islands in front of Gothenburg's coast. Here below you can see a few screenshots from the footage we have taken.

    We have now finally closed the chapter of the production and are entering the complex process of post-production and distribution.

    Naiara Seara, our editor has been working hard on sifting through our 50 ours of material and is now working on the rough cut of the film. It is an exciting experience to see the film coming to life after almost 4 years of work on this project!!

  • Production in Sweden

    We just came back from a weekend of production in Sweden!
    We met and spent an evening with Jose', our main character. We watched through old videotapes he has been filming when going back to Cape Verde in the last years. We run through the evening drinking cape verdean grog and dreaming of being back soon...

    In the program were two shoots, one on at Heden football greens and another at a professional game between Assyriska FC and Jönköping in Ruddalen. We have beed joined by Robin Westerström as second camera and Linnea Ericsson as audio recordist, thanks very much to them!
    New footage for the trailer, with a new interview of Jose'!
    Soon to be seen in the film's website!

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