Obscure Light

Susana de Sousa Dias

How many members of a family get dragged into the web of the political police on the arrest of a single political prisoner?
How do you give form to someone who disappeared without having had a historical existence? Taking as its starting point the photographs taken by the Portuguese political police (1926-1974), Obscure Light seeks to reveal how an authoritarian system operates within the family intimacy, simultaneously revealing areas of repression which mould the present. 


FESTIVALS:

[2017] Cinéma du Réel [France]
[2017] It's All True [Brazil]
[2017] IndieLisboa International Film Festival [Portugal]
[2017] Documentamadrid (Special Mention by the Feature Films Jury - Ex Aequo) [Spain] 
[2017] Les États Généraux du Film Documentaire [France]
[2017] CineBH - BH International Film Festival [Brazil]
[2017] Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival [Germany]
[2017] Les Rendez Vous de l'Histoire [France]
[2017] MIDBO - La Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá [Colombia]

2017, Documentary, Portugal, 76'

Script:
 Susana de Sousa Dias 
Cinematography: João Ribeiro
Sound: Armanda Carvalho 
Sound mixing: João Ganho | O Ganho do Som
Additional image and sound: Ansgar Schäfer, Susana de Sousa Dias 
Editing: Susana de Sousa Dias 
Assistant editor: Rui Ribeiro
Producer: Ansgar Schaerfer | kintop
Image post-production: Irma Lucia
Audio post-production supervisor: António de Sousa Dias 

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