Fuck The Polis

Fuck The Polis · Fuck The Polis

2020, PT, 90'

Forum of the Real 2020

27 Nov 2020 · Online · 10H00

We borrow the title of the book by João Miguel Fernandes Jorge, in which the author evokes the classical Greek universe, to give the leitmotif for this panel. The game shown in the title - Fuck the Polis/ Fuck the Police - allows us, from the outset, to move towards the policial character of contemporary cities, where bodies are distributed by a highly stratified order. From the gilet jaunes to the airless sub-proletarians in the overcrowded transport of the suburbs, from the beggar poet, brother of the homeless, without urban belonging, what society, what community, what inform mass is concentrated today in the new policed polis of this world?

Ana Cristina Pereira (researcher)
Ana Cristina Pereira holds a doctorate in Cultural Studies, from the University of Minho, with the thesis "Otherness and identity in cinematographic fiction in Portugal and Mozambique". Her main research interests are racism, social identity, social representations, and cultural memory in cinema, from a post-colonial and intersectional perspective, on which she has edited several scientific articles in national and international publications. She has been part of the team of scientific projects and, at the moment, researcher of the project (THE) OTHERING. She is a member of NARP - Núcleo Antiracista de Porto.

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (sociologist)
One of the Portuguese most eminent contemporary thinkers, Boaventura de Sousa Santos holds a PhD in Sociology of Law from Yale University (1973), is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and a Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was also Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick and Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is Emeritus Director of the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and Scientific Coordinator of the Portuguese Permanent Observatory of Justice. He has written and published extensively in the areas of sociology of law, political sociology, epistemology, post-colonial studies, and on the themes of social movements, globalisation, participatory democracy, state reform, human rights, with fieldwork carried out in Portugal, Brazil, Colombia, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Bolivia and Ecuador. He is also a poet.

João Salaviza (filmmaker)
He studied at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (ESTC) in Portugal and at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. His first feature film "Montanha" premiered at the Venice Film Festival - Critics Week and was shown in several festivals. Before that, João Salaviza directed a trilogy of internationally awarded short films: "Rafa" (Golden Bear at Berlinale'12 and Ingmar Bergman Award at Uppsala; "Arena" (Palme d'Or for Best Short Film at Cannes'09 Festival) and "Cerro Negro" (premiered at Rotterdam'12 Festival). In 2018, he directed, with Renée Nader Messora, "Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos", shot in the north of Brazil with the indigenous Krahô.

Roger Koza (film critic)
Roger Alan Koza works as a film critic in the Córdoba newspaper “La Voz del Interior”; publishes regularly on films in “Quid” and “N~” magazines and as well as on his blog “Ojosabiertos at Otroscines” site. He currently hosts and directs the TV show “El cinematógrafo” aired by Channel 10 in Córdoba and 360 Channel around Argentina. Since 2006 he has been a programmer for the Vitrina section at the Hamburg International Film Festival; and since 2011 for the FICUNAM (Universidad Autónoma de Mexico’s International Film Festival). Between 2009 and 2011, he directed the Festival of the Rio Negro Proyecta National Festival (Argentina). Since 2014, he is also the artistic director for the Cosquín International Film Festival. He has been a juror at various international film festivals.

Chair: Alexandra Martins and Luís Lima