On 23 November, there was a debate around the documentary “Mozambique. Lucid dreams”. Organized by the Communication and Society Research Centre, the event began with the projection of the documentary, followed by the debate with the presence of directors João Campos and Fernando Almeida and moderation by Sheila Khan and Rosa Cabecinhas.
The initiative aimed to convene a debate around the historical and cultural relations between Mozambique and Portugal. It was promoted by the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Diversity and the Permanent Seminar on Postcolonial Studies, in partnership with the doctoral programe in Cultural Studies and the research project “Cultures, Past and Present: The Past and Present of Intercultural Relations in Mozambique and Portugal” (Aga Khan/FCT).
João Campos was born in Braga in 1951, having lived and studied in this city, in Mozambique, in Coimbra and in Porto. He graduated in Civil Engineering having taught in preparatory, secondary and university education. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Cine-Clube de Braga and has been dedicated to photography since 1973. He has participated in several solo and group photographic exhibitions. Makes documentaries in video format.
Fernando Almeida was born in Braga in 1950, having lived and studied in this city, in Coimbra and Porto. He graduated in Electrical Engineering having been a teacher of preparatory education. He has been vice president of the Cine-Clube de Braga and has been a photographer since 1973. He has participated in several solo and group photographic exhibitions. He has published photographs in various magazines and books. Makes documentaries in video format.
Rosa Cabecinhas is director of the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Minho. She is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences and a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre. Her main research interests combine the areas of intercultural communication, social memory, social representations, social identities and social discrimination.
Sheila Khan is a sociologist, currently a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre. PhD in Ethnic and Cultural Studies from the University of Warwick, she has focused her attention on postcolonial studies, with a special focus on relations between Mozambique and Portugal, including the issue of Mozambican immigrants in Portugal. The themes he has worked on include contemporary Mozambican and Portuguese history and literature, life and identity narratives from the global South, memory and post-memory authorities.