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Parque Temático by Vasco Araújo

Parque Temático by Vasco Araújo

Exploring the colonial iconography on display at the theme park “Portugal dos Pequenitos” (lit. Portugal for the Little Ones), spearheaded by the sculptures standing at the entry to the pavilions representing the former (Portuguese) colonies, Parque Temático addresses questions of human existence and freedom. Zeroing in on the power relations at play during colonialism and post-colonialism, the film discusses the troublesome dynamics of submission engendered by the history of slavery and segregation, congealed in the sculptures representing black figures, forever arrested in this condition.

Voices: Sofia Lobo; João Pedro Gama; Igor Lebreaud; Miguel Magalhães; Ana Pires Quintais;
Delfim Sardo; Vasco Araújo
Text: Vasco Araújo
Music: “Quartetto per Archi Nº1”, de/be Krzysztof Penderecki; “Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima for 52 Stringed Instruments”, de/by Krzysztof Penderecki

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HD Video / 08:44 min / 16:9 / 2016

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