Decisive shifts in the oceans have caused significant problems in the eponymous village in the Azorean archipelago, where fishing has long been a tradition and an essential livelihood. Pedro is a young man confronted with the problem of how to carry on despite this crisis (and the inherent dangers of working at sea). Pinto and Leonel follow Pedro over the full, yearlong cycle of seasons, capturing the rhythms of life and work in a changing community.
Joaquim Pinto & Nuno Leone | Portugal | 2007 | Digital Projection | 7m
Portuguese with English subtitles
This contemplative piece, an exploration of time’s passage and the permanence of nature, sets Beethoven’s “Sonata em sol menor” against images of farmers tilling the soil and flowers carried along by a brook.