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Elevator Pitch: In a retirement home in Sandim, a small town in the north of Portugal, a
group of elders live their day to day lives. The group is composed by
retired farmers, veterans of the Ultramar war (portuguese colonial war),
teachers, construction workers, among others. In the morning they pray the rosary and have gymnastic lessons. After
lunch they watch television, rest and the ones that are able go for a
walk. There’s also yoga lessons and sometimes tours to visit places. “Retirement Home” is the result of 6 months following a remarkable group of people.
Music composer: Pedro Gaspar
Sound designer: Branko Neskov
About the Production: “Retirement Home” is about the elderly people living in the small villages
of Portugal. Sandim (where this retirement home is) is where my father
was born and we had our family’s video store, so these are the people
that I grew up with. It’s a generation that was born in great poverty
and lived throughout most part of Salazar’s dictatorship.
We follow their day to day lives: the troubles they’re
facing with the economic crisis happening in the country, their
anguishes, and their dreams.
For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page
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