Lisbon Urban Sea
Category: 2019 | Short Documentaries/TV Documentaries (2019)
MAR URBANO LISBOA also touches the relationship between city dwellers and tourists with the Tagus, the remnants of traditional fisheries and recreational fishing, the manufacturing of traditional boats – that stands up to all the changes – a reflection which doesn’t end at the waterfront area which, little by little was conquered by the locals, but instead enters and dives into the seabed of the Tagus Estuary and wanders by the seashore of that Lisbon sea, which lengthens from the Zona Oriental, from Margem Sul to Linha do Estoril.
MAR URBANO LISBOA is a documentary which stands up for the river Tagus, which testifies the marine ecosystems’ resilience, the Tagus’ waters quality evolution and that of the different species of typical Estuary marine life, equally influenced by climate changes.
José Vieira Mendes, Ricardo Gomes
José Vieira Mendes
Journalist, film critic and documentaries director. Graduated in Mass Communication, and postgraduate in Television Production, by ISCSP-Social and Political Sciences High Institute of Lisbon University. He is editor-in-chief of MHD (www.magazine-hd.com). He was editor-in-chief of ‘PREMIERE’-The movies magazine. He was author of the blog ‘Imagens de Fundo, from Final Cut—Visão/JL, by Jornal de Letras and Visão magazine. He was host of the television show ‘Nights of Cinema’, in RTP Memória and commentator in Morning News Portugal, in RTP1, the portuguese public broadcasting.
Born in Rio de Janeiro.
Marine biologist graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Photographer, videographer, producer and director.
He worked for six years as assistant editor of photography for the newspaper O Globo.Since 1996 he has been reporting on publications such as the NY Times, Los Angeles Times,
Dallas Morning News, Der Spiegel (Germany) and Lonely Planet Guide (Australia). As a producer and videographer, he produced local productions in Rio de Janeiro for several international television productions filmed in Brazil, having worked for documentary films and reports for Chanel 4, BBC, RDI Canada, Lonely Planet and TV2 Denmark.