Memória, substantivo feminino
Personal archive footage in Super 8 of my Mother wedding are mixed with memories and personal objects of another woman, Bárbara Virgínia, the first Portuguese filmmaker.
Luísa Sequeira is filmmaker and cultural producer. She studied journalism and specialized in directing documentaries, starting her career in Mozambique. Worked on TV for ten years at RTP. Since 2010, she is the artistic director of Shortcutz Porto. She organizes Super 9 Mobile Film Fest, a festival exclusively dedicated to mobile film. Author and director of “Porto sem Nó”, winner of the entertainment program category in the 2011 edition of Pilots Competitive Exhibition in Rio De Janeiro. In 2014 she co-directed with plastic artist Sama the series “Motel Sama” for Canal Brasil. She directed the documentary “Women on the Stage”, a film about sex work, based on Paula Vogel’s play with Fernanda Lapa. She made art direction of some films, including “Mulher.Mar” and “O Sapato”. Recently, she made “Os Cravos e a Rocha”, a documentary about the iconoclastic Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha and his involvement in the revolution of the 25th of April (was screened in over 20 festivals, among them: Rio Festival, Luso Brasileiro, Indielisboa, São Paulo Short Film Festival, NY PSFF, Mostra de Belo Horizonte, Córtex, etc.). She directed the experimental film “La Luna”. She is producing and directing with Luisa Marinho and Ana Luísa Amaral “What can words do?”. Currently, she is finishing with Sama the documentary “Nada a Temer”, about the Brazilian political situation. Soon, Luísa will debut her first feature film, the documentary “Who is Barbara Virginia?, a film about the first Portuguese female filmmaker.