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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Tarrafal

Fortnight 2007, Short film,

Synopsis

Tarrafal: territory on the island of Santiago in Cape Verde where, in 1936, Portugal created a concentration camp for political prisoners. This colony was known as the “camp of slow death.”

Director

Pedro Costa

Born in Lisbon in 1959. Gave up history studies to attend António Reis’s editing courses at Lisbon film school. Recently contributed to the Jeonju Digital Project with The Rabbit Hunters (Silver Leopard, Locarno 2007), and Tarrafal for the project L’État du Monde (Directors’ Fortnight, 2007).