Month: June 2015

NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2015

  There has been some annual festivals I’ve been involved in some way. First as a member of the audience, then as a participant and finally as a contributor. The NY Portuguese Short Film Festival (NYPSFF) is produced by Arte Institute since 2011. It brings you the “Portuguese culture to the big screen and showcase films with a unique Portuguese perspective. The NYPSFF offers a contemporary Portugal full of ideas and spirit while bridging audiences with different cultural background.” Today, the NYPSFF is still growing all over the world and you can be a part of it. Check their website for more info and to know more upcoming sessions.

The identity of London

Nine years ago I had a school trip to London. It was a big deal. We’re all teenagers and it was the first time we traveled without our parents supervision. It was a lot of fun! I loved being a tourist in London. The photos on this post are circa 2006 which I took with my first digital camera (from LIDL!). I was so fascinated by the city, I couldn’t get enough of it. I promised myself that one day I would try to make a living here… I just thought “Why not?!” Fast forward to the present: here I am trying to make it on my own in a city that has become the European capital of (em/im)migrants (any type of migrant passes through here). That’s something unique that I couldn’t quite understand so many years ago. Basically there are many studies showing that most of Londoners are second-generation immigrants. Also this phenomenon occurs in other major cities in the U.K. because of colonization’s influence on modern-day migratory patterns. So, now I understand why …

Where you can find me

I started my first blog when I was 15 years old. It was 2006 and I’ve decided to create “take 4” on the Blogger platform. At the time it seemed the more personalized option and to be honest, I had some cool layouts for my blog since then. On “take 4” I write in Portuguese about movies that I watch over the past few months (you can also choose to visualize it in english or any other language thanks to the google translator app). I also write about TV series and other content that seems interesting to me as a member of the audience. I post at least once a week. I try not to be too judgmental about what I watch or to spoil the whole experience to the reader. Five years later, the internet had a vocabulary of its own and with that big bang, Tumblr was a brand new blogging platform. It got my attention for the super cool designer layouts and the huge amount of images you can find randomly. Any …