Zé Wants To Know Why

Runtime: 27:00
Country: Portugal
Language: Portuguese
Category: 2019 | Short Documentaries/TV Documentaries (2019)

In recent years, the inhabitants of Elalab have been embroiled in an uphill battle against rising sea levels. Elalab is a small village on the Northern coast of Guinea-Bissau with only 435 inhabitants. Zé is one of the oldest men in the community. His recollections represent the collective memories, anxieties and fears. The question that no one can answer and that seems to be going through everyone’s minds is: “Why is this happening?” The inhabitants of Elalab don’t know what global warming is, they haven’t even ever heard the term, but they describe all its effects, against which they are forced to fight, with upsetting accuracy.
Diogo Cardoso, Director
Bagabaga Studios, Writer
Bagabaga Studios, Producer
Elisabete Monteiro, Executive Producer
Sofia da Palma Rodrigues, Story and Interviews
José Magro, Cinematography
Ricardo Leite, Cinematography
Diogo Cardoso, Director of Photography
Ana Grave, Design
Diogo Cardoso, Editing and Post-Production
Director

Bagabaga Studios

Diogo Cardoso is an independent visual storyteller based in Lisbon, Portugal.
With a background in Journalism, he has been involved in projects that range from music and narrative writing to photography and the pictorial possibilities of communication.
In the past 12 years he has directed and produced high end imagery for TV and cinematic productions, travelling and working in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since 2014 he has been mainly focused in the field of documental cinema and investigative journalism, producing award-winning pieces in Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique.

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