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The Gesture

by Elizabete Francisca, Francisca Manuel and Jennifer Bonn, 2018

The Gesture is a free and subjective portrayal of the professional activities of nine different people, inspired by the gestures that emerge and the bodies that are created through the intertwining of life stories and professional choices.

An archaeology of gestures and an archaeology of memories that create a common ground, where the emancipatory power of gesture can be understood in its entirety and in its wealth. How do we talk about what do we do and how does what we do inform us about ourselves? How do we perceive what surrounds us from the unique place where we stand, and how do we enter into vibrating relationships with things and with others?

In these different professional worlds, the conventional hierarchy of knowledge is undone, and power is given to how one does rather than to what one does. The film focuses on body knowledge and on how it can be understood and conveyed.

The Gesture is inspired by a performative event that took place in October 2016 in Lisbon, entitled AROUND THE TABLE, for an imagination of gesture, co-produced by Maria Matos Municipal Theatre. Some participants in this performance have become characters in the film.

Ficha Artística

With
Afonso Wallenstein, Carlota Lagido, Carolina Campos, Daniel Pizamiglio, David Marques, Evandro Correia, Guilherme da Luz, Ivan Costa, João Carvalho, Margarida Bettencourt, Matthieu Ehrlacher, Nuno Carrusca, Patrícia Timóteo, Paula Cristina Peralta, Telmo Cruz and Vasco Nobre Lopes
 
Written by
Elizabete Francisca, Francisca Manuel and Jennifer Bonn
 
Produced by
O Rumo do Fumo
 
Production Coordinator
Cátia Mateus
 
Production Assistant
Rita Benito Monteiro
 
Research
Elizabete Francisca, Francisca Manuel and Jennifer Bonn
 
Research Support
Luísa Veloso
 
Camera
Francisca Manuel
 
Camera Assistant
Luca d’Introno
 
Rehearsal Assistant
António MV
 
Colour Correction
Luís Costa
 
Sound
Jennifer Bonn
 
Post-production Studio
Obatala
 
Text
Elizabete Francisca com Eduardo Brito
 
Editing
Francisca Manuel and Jennifer Bonn
 
Voice-Over
Lula Pena
 
Co-production
Obatala, Le Hourc, ORO/Loïc Touzé
 
Support
Alkantara, Causas Comuns, Eira/Teatro da Voz, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Traverse
 
Acknowledgment
Bazar do vídeo, Bombeiros Voluntários da Graça, Bruno Jamaica, Cláudia Varejão, Cristina Santos, Eduarda Moura, Frame 408, Frédéric Lombard, Fundação Oriente, Gabriela Salazar, Gabinete do Secretário-Geral da Assembleia da República, Glaura Cardoso Vale, Gonçalo Pires, Inês Cartaxo, Joana de Castro, Joana Maia, João Jacinto, Joahn Volmar, Luara Learth, Luísa Veloso, Maria João Garcia, Mathilde Bonicel, Mia Tomé, Paula Pereira, Pedro Faria, Rita Brás, Sara Semedo, Teatro Praga, Xico da Ladra