Manuel

Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2015
Format : Short

This is a documentary about the moving and inspiring story of Manuel, a small coffee producer in the island of Sao Tome and Principe.

His name is Manuel. 71 years old. Widowed. Carpenter. Owner of a coffee lot at Roça Monte Café (Sao Tome and Principe). Land from which everything springs, without asking permission.
Manuel has a wide and broad smile, with lines of poems. He tells a unique story of a country that has forgotten how it was when it produced coffee. He still cultivates, dry, roast and grind it. But life does not wear him out. Manuel doesn't drop his arms. He enjoys all that the land offers him, like a blessing. A seed is wealth. A berry. A vanilla pod. Manuel is impossible to describe in words, much less in photographs. It misses the wet weather that sticks to the skin. It lacks the smell of wet earth and freshly fried plantain. It absents the sound of children screaming out there lack. Above all, it lacks Manuel's permanent laugh. Manuel is one of the few people producing coffee in São Tomé and Príncipe.

A film by Bruno Carnide

Portugal, 2015, Documentary, 06mins40s


MANUEL | Short Doc from Bruno Carnide on Vimeo.



Country: Portugal
Location: Sao Tome and Principe
Shooting year: 2015

Producers: Cristina Barros & Rui Silva

Director: Bruno Carnide
Photography, Edition, Sound: Bruno Carnide

Production: Coffee Museum (www.coffeemuseum.com)


2015 | 1st Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival 2016 | Frankfurt, Germany | 15-18 Oct 2016
* Nominee (Finalist - Mini Doc Category)
http://goldentreefestival.com/movie/index/details.html?id=77


AWARDS
- Winner Best Nacional Documentary - São Tomé FestFilm, Sao Tome and Principe 2015
- Finalist in Mini Doc Category - Golden Tree Film Festival, Germany 2016
- Finalist in Video Category - Jovens Criadores, Portugal 2015
- Special Recognition - Development Film Festival, India 2015

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
- RATMA Film Festival, England 2016
- Arouca Film Festival, Portugal 2016
- Curtas em Flagrante, Portugal 2016
- Samawa Cinema, Iraq 2016
- Festin, Portugal 2016
- ShortCutz Lisboa, Portugal 2016

PRESENTATIONS
- Teatro Aveirense, Portugal 2016
- MICACA Pinhal Novo, Portugal 2016
- Festival Acaso, Portugal 2016
- CinAntrop, China 2016
- Planos Film Festival, Portugal 2016
- Museu Municipal de Ourém, Portugal 2016
- ShortCutz Fig. dos Vinhos, Portugal 2016
- Ciclos Comunicação ESECS, Portugal 2016
- Teatro Miguel Franco, Portugal 2016
- Ocupação Fátima, Portugal 2015


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This is a documentary about the moving and inspiring story of Manuel, a small coffee producer in the island of Sao Tome and Principe.

His name is Manuel. 71 years old. Widowed. Carpenter. Owner of a coffee lot at Roça Monte Café (Sao Tome and Principe). Land from which everything springs, without asking permission.
Manuel has a wide and broad smile, with lines of poems. He tells a unique story of a country that has forgotten how it was when it produced coffee. He still cultivates, dry, roast and grind it. But life does not wear him out. Manuel doesn't drop his arms. He enjoys all that the land offers him, like a blessing. A seed is wealth. A berry. A vanilla pod. Manuel is impossible to describe in words, much less in photographs. It misses the wet weather that sticks to the skin. It lacks the smell of wet earth and freshly fried plantain. It absents the sound of children screaming out there lack. Above all, it lacks Manuel's permanent laugh. Manuel is one of the few people producing coffee in São Tomé and Príncipe. (en)

Chama-se Manuel. 71 anos. Viúvo. Carpinteiro. Dono de um lote de café, na Roça de Monte Café, em São Tomé e Príncipe. Terra de onde tudo brota sem pedir permissão. Manuel é de sorriso largo e rasgado, com uma fala de poema. Conta uma história única de um país que esqueceu o que era produzir o café. Ele ainda o cultiva, seca, torra e mói. Mas a vida não o desgasta. Manuel não baixa os braços. Aproveita tudo o que a terra lhe dá como se fosse uma bênção. Uma semente é uma riqueza. É impossível descrever Manuel em palavras. Falta o tempo húmido que cola à pele. Falta o cheiro a terra molhada. Falta o som das crianças a gritar lá fora. Acima de tudo, falta a sua gargalhada permanente. Manuel é uma das poucas pessoas a produzir café em São Tomé e Príncipe. (pt)

Producers: Cristina Barros & Rui Silva

Director: Bruno Carnide
Photography, Edition, Sound: Bruno Carnide

Production: Coffee Museum (www.coffeemuseum.com)


AWARDS
- Winner Best Nacional Documentary - São Tomé FestFilm, Sao Tome and Principe 2015
- Finalist in Mini Doc Category - Golden Tree Film Festival, Germany 2016
- Finalist in Video Category - Jovens Criadores, Portugal 2015
- Special Recognition - Development Film Festival, India 2015

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
- RATMA Film Festival, England 2016
- Arouca Film Festival, Portugal 2016
- Curtas em Flagrante, Portugal 2016
- Samawa Cinema, Iraq 2016
- Festin, Portugal 2016
- ShortCutz Lisboa, Portugal 2016

PRESENTATIONS
- Teatro Aveirense, Portugal 2016
- MICACA Pinhal Novo, Portugal 2016
- Festival Acaso, Portugal 2016
- CinAntrop, China 2016
- Planos Film Festival, Portugal 2016
- Museu Municipal de Ourém, Portugal 2016
- ShortCutz Fig. dos Vinhos, Portugal 2016
- Ciclos Comunicação ESECS, Portugal 2016
- Teatro Miguel Franco, Portugal 2016
- Ocupação Fátima, Portugal 2015

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  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • PACIFIC ARTS ALLIANCE
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  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
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  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
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