Our Land, Our Altar / A Nossa Terra, o Nosso Altar
by André Guiomar
(Documentary, Portugal, 2020, 78’, C, En ST)
The demolition of Aleixo neighborhood affects the identity of its community and the sense of belonging, forcing the people to adapt. The film witnesses the everyday routines, rituals, relationships and the tensions caused by the impending demolition of the towers where they have spent their entire lives – as gentrification dictates the dispersion of these low-income communities.
“The feature directing debut of Andre Guiomar documents and dignifies the lives of the last residents in a social housing estate in Porto where eviction has become inevitable. An impressionistic work which captures an emotional sense of community and loss.” www.screendaily.com