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Atlantes - the doc

Atlantes / Atlantes - the doc, Terry Costa | 25´ | Portugal | 2013

TRAILER

Depois de 20 anos de trabalho no Canadá, o diretor-artistico Terry Costa decidiu viver na ilha do Pico, Açores. Trabalhou com residentes na criação de teatrices e iniciou um projeto que incentiva portugueses e descendentes, a viver fora de Portugal, a investir com a sua arte no país. Este projeto intitula-se "Atlantes".
O documentário mostra vários artistas que passaram algum tempo na ilha a criar poesia, música, pintura e muito mais, durante o festival Azores Fringe.
De entre os muitos participantes, contou-se com nomes como o do Commonwealth Writers Prize Winner Paulo da Costa (Victoria, Canadá), o da cantora Nancy Dutra (Toronto, Canadá), o da artista plástica Phillipa Cardoso (Canadá - Terceira), o do galardoado fotógrafo Nuno Sá (Montreal, Canadá - São Miguel), o do compositor e cantor da banda The Cliks Lucas Silveira (Toronto, Canadá), o do galardoado pintor Carlos Farinha (França - Lisboa), o do comendador escritor e artista-em-direito Manuel Azevedo (Vancouver, Canadá), o da cantora Mara Bettencourt (Boston, EUA), o da presidente do Observatório dos Luso-Descendentes Emmanuelle Afonso (França - Porto), o do responsável pela Ninelink Solutions Manuel Goulart (EUA - Pico) e o do próprio diretor-artístico de MiratecArts Terry Costa (Canadá - Pico).

After 20 years of working in Canada, artistic-director Terry Costa decided to live on the island of Pico, Azores. He worked with the locals on theatrical presentations and then began a project that encourages Portuguese and descendants living outside Portugal to invest in the country with their art - the project is called "Atlantes".
The doc shows some of the artists that were up for the challenge and went to the island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to create poetry, music, paintings and more, during the Azores Fringe Festival 2013.
Participation includes Commonwealth Writers Prize Winner paulo da costa (Victoria, Canada), blues-singer Nancy Dutra (Toronto, Canada), painter Phillipa Cardoso (Canada - Terceira), international award-winning photographer Nuno Sá (Montreal, Canada - São Miguel), composer and lead singer of The Cliks Lucas Silveira (Toronto, Canada), award-winning painter Carlos Farinha (France - Lisbon), Comendador, writer and artist-in-Law Manuel Azevedo (Vancouver, Canada), singer Mara Bettencourt (Boston, USA), president of the Observatory of Luso-Descendentes Emmanuelle Afonso (France - Porto), Ninelink Solutions multimedia Manuel Goulart (USA- Pico) and Terry Costa (Canada - Pico).

 

TV SHOW

ATLANTES - Back to Our Roots TV SERIES: Adventure/Travel/Reality

 

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Casting North American Portuguese descendants

MiratecArts launched during the Proud to be Portuguese Canadian events in Toronto a new challenge for the community: be part of a TV series. A campaign across North America is searching for interesting Portuguese descendants. The organization is working with various production companies to develop a TV series complete with travel and adventure to be shot on location in Canada, USA and Portugal.

"We want fun, cool, interesting individuals that have stories, passion and love not only for their roots but also for learning and adventure, as well as an open mind to experience something different," said MiratecArts Artistic Director Terry Costa. "From artists to athletes, students to professionals, your job does not matter; what matters is you. If you are a descendant from Portugal, live in North America and are 18 years of age and older, you already pre-qualify as a candidate to receive an all-expense paid week in Portugal to learn about the country, visit your relatives, and experience some exciting adventures, while it is all being filmed for the TV series."

The show will be in English while some Portuguese may be spoken but it is not required.

Have you ever thought of climbing Pico, Portugal´s highest mountain, diving with sharks in the Azores, going to the Flower Festival in Madeira, skiing in Serra da Estrela, visiting amazing museums, going for walks in the most amazing landscapes and World Heritage sites, going shopping in Europe´s largest mall, cooking with top chefs in Lisbon, lounging in the Algarve beaches or staying for a weekend in a most peaceful lava rock-made resort? Now is your chance to experience the Portugal of today and show it to the world.

Applications for the first casting round of contestants is now open. You must create a video, maximum 60 seconds, explaining why you should be chosen for the cast of ATLANTES - BACK TO OUR ROOTS. The producers will present a list of semi-finalists and visit them in their hometowns before making final decisions on the cast.

"The video can be as simple as turning on your webcam and saying why you are perfect for the show, or you can create an elaborate edited short," added Costa. "Whatever you do, make sure there is passion. Then, upload it to YouTube and send the application to MiratecArts. Be part of a once in a lifetime experience."

MiratecArts will lead the artistic direction and organization of the TV series with production partners that include NineLink Solutions (Portugal), NPG Productions (USA), and Firvalley Productions (Canada), all managed by Portuguese-descendants.

 
APPLICATION FOR TV SHOW

THE DOC - ON TOUR

27 julho - Lisboa
15-18 august - Edinburgh
15-30 october - Canada/USA

O PROJETO

O ideia do projeto ATLANTES tem várias facetas:
1- incentivar portugueses e descendentes a viver fora de Portugal a investirem no país com a sua arte;
2- realização de um documentário para ser distribuído em festivais internacionais e nas comunidades portuguesas;
3- produzir o Festival Atlantes, apresentado bianualmente intercalando entre uma localidade em Portugal e uma localidade nas comunidades portuguesas;
4- realização de uma série televisiva e web-series em parceria com entidades da América do Norte
5- apresentar uma temporada de artistas luso-descendentes em várias localidades de Portugal.

DESCENDENTES de PORTUGUESES

És descendente de portugueses? És artista? Queres participar no projecto? Contacta info@mirateca.com
"Conta-se que houve em tempos um continente imenso no meio do oceano Atlântico chamado Atlântida. Era um lugar magnífico: tinha belíssimas paisagens, clima suave e árvores gigantescas. Os seus habitantes eram os Atlantes, e tinham uma enorme civilização, quase perfeita e muito rica: os palácios e templos eram todos cobertos com ouro, prata, estanho e até marfim. Havia jardins, praças, portos magnificos... todos eles ricamente decorados com arte."
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