We are happy to announce that our transmedia project “A Colônia Luxemburguesa” has been selected to five international film festivals so far:
- Frankfurt Film Festival (Germany) / February 2022 ** Awarded "Best experimental"
- Festival du film d'histoire de Montréal (Quebec) / May 2022
- Sunny Side of the Doc, PiXii Festival, La Rochelle (France) / June 2022
- AVANCA - International Meeting fo Cinema, TV, Video & Multimedia (Portugal) / July 2022
- Open City Documentary Festival London (UK) / September 2022
This participatory digital public history project unearths a century of steel ties between Luxembourg and Brazil. It is a co-production between the C²DH, Samsa Film and the CNA, realized by Dominique Santana in the framework of her PhD.
“A Colônia Luxemburguesa” is rekindling old ties and raising transatlantic discussions on shared memory, identity and heritage among the different communities.
The impact of the project has also reached political dimensions. On 1 July 2022, the cities of Esch-sur-Alzette and João Monlevade officially became sister cities.
Have a look at the Making of teaser: