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This time, we, the fadistas, will be the ones to tell how it all started and happened, with homesickness, concerns and passions, but mainly a lot of truth. We will speak with honor of those who have become invisible, of those whose immense talent was not enough to be known to the general public. Of those who, for us, are still the pillars of the fadista essence.

SERIES PRODUCED FOR  

LISBON FADO HOUSES ASSOCIATION

EP 1 — FADO IS

Fado is everything we ever were or wanted to be. Fado is the sound of the labyrinth where we are born and lost we will die.
Fado is life. Just life.

EP 2 — FADO HOUSES

It was here that Fado grew up and became aware of its reason. Over here, he learned the secret and secrets of the song. This is where he resists, this is where he is born with each new dawn.

EP 3 - MUSICIANS

From the secret of sound and passion. From knowing how to listen and improvise, from those who are not forgotten but little remembered. Fado guitarists have always been the haven of a wounded voice. They were composers and inventors of the Fado that is sung today.

EP 4 - FADO RETREATS

The Fado of all and for all. The Fado of those who sing, but also of those who liked to sing. In the corners of the city, you can still hear the voices and guitars of those passionate about life and Fado who sing. We are many, yes, we are all Fado.

EP 5 — PORTUGUESE GUITAR

The guitar, mother of our pure and ambitious soul, conveys the love of life and the absences of passion. Let's talk about your story, your life, your poetry. Let's hear it. Silence, guitars cry.

EP 6 - POETS

The word is made sustenance of souls. And from the sounds of the guitars our Fado, sad Fado. Poets are asked to sing for us, poets are asked to love us. How luck shelters us from blackness.

  Because in the beginning, it was the verb.

EP 7 — VOICES OF FADO

So many are the names that are forgotten, so many are the names left unsaid. They were, and they are, the ones who were born to be Fado and it is they who survive for it.  Let's wake up the wind, let's wake up the sea. Let's remember and count the ones that are reason and Fado.

EP 8 — MELODIES CREATORS

Like the cry of someone who is born in an instant, so are the melodies of Fado. Inspired by divine grace, the fado composers transport us to the world of the aesthetic ideal that springs up in every corner of the city.

EP 9 — FADO IN THE THEATER

It was at the Theater that Fado became more known. He left the street, the decrepit places of the neighborhood and took the stage. He was elected by all who listened. Songs, stories, stars were born, it was ballet and it was cinema, it was Severa and Madragoa, Parque Mayer of the city and today it is Art, Lisbon and Portugal.

EP 10 - FADO SCHOOLS

Fado is knowing how to live life, whoever dedicates himself to it realizes that it is different. Realize that you can be present with each passing hour. Fado is the school of life where you learn to be Lisbon, where you learn to be a man and a woman with a pure soul. Fado is not taught but learned.

EP 11 — FADO NOVO

And the new Fado, let's talk. Of those who like and want to continue the most beautiful art in the corner of the city. Sing life and Lisbon. Sing the dream and its crescent. Sing the day and the tiredness. Sing a new imagined love. Because everything is Fado.

EP 12 - VERBENA

Witness why we are and we want to continue to be Pure Fado. Because we believe that we are the ones who oblige to carry the testimony.  From the old school to the new Fado, only a tired dream separates us. From the black shawl, to the new love, from the moan and the trill, from style to discovery. Everyone, but everyone, is Fado.

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DATASHEET

AUTHORSHIP | PAULO VALENTIM
PRODUCING AND DIRECTING PHOTOGRAPHY
  | AURÉLIO VASQUES
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION | ZULFILMES
PERFORMANCE ASSISTANCE | JOHN LEÃO
PRODUCTION COORDINATION | EUGENIA DUARTE
CAMERA OPERATION | FILIPE ABREU
SOUND CAPTURE AND POST-PRODUCTION
  | FERNANDO ABRANTES
SOUND ASSISTANCE | FRANCISCO LEITÃO
MAKEUP AND HAIR | FILIPA GUERRA
SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY | BRUNO SAAVEDRA

ASSEMBLY | FREDERICO MOREIRA AND AURÉLIO VASQUES
ASSEMBLY ASSISTANCE | JOSEPH AUGUSTINE
CONTENT SEARCH | PAULO VALENTIM AND BRUNO SAAVEDRA
CONSULTANCY | HELDER MOUTHINHO
TEXT | NUNO VERDIAL SOARES
VOICE-OFF | SOFIA DE PORTUGAL

TRANSLATION | RYAN GREEN
SUBTITLE | MIGUEL SOARES
DISTRIBUTION | ZULFILMES

© ZULFILMES, 2021

SUPPORT | LISBON CITY HALL, LISBON FILM COMMISSION
FADO MUSEUM, EGEAC

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