Eternal Forest Documentary

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The ‘Eternal Forest’ art documentary rethinks and transforms a community’s relationship with it’s forests, through the voices of people living in Goís, Arganil and Lousã, the areas  which suffered unprecedented fires in 2017.

A disaster caused by decades of unsustainable forestry practices, widespread eucalyptus monoculture, the breakdown of communities and human desertification.

These 12 interviews were taken in May 2018, the ‘Eternal Forest’ 40 min short cut of the documentary was created. It is being screened around Portugal this Summer.

The project has been supported by EarthSkyLab, Raizvanguarda art residency and personal funds.

There is urgency to capture the voice of those who are rarely given opportunity to express their opinions directly without filters.

We have a vision of an emergence of empowered individuals and communities all around Portugal, coming together to find solutions to these complex problems.

The film and the project hope to raising awareness about the environmental situation, and the economic and social consequences associated with it.

By connecting communities and creating sense of shared ownership of the land and responsibility which extends into the future we will find solutions to the challenges facing forests in Portugal.

Eternal Forest opens a conversation about our current relationship with the forest, thinking about it affects our perception of time and deep cycles, how it impacts us in the future and how we can change it.


What we are asking for

We are asking for your help to spread the word about this campaign and for your contributions to help us:

Reach the people in various locations through a programme of screenings/discussions all across Portugal. So far screenings are taking place:

15 June - Casa do Artista, Góis
23 June - Janas Ecoaldeia, Sintra
26 June - Cooperativa Mula, Barreiro, Lisbon
27 June - Gaia, Lisbon
13 July - Moagem, Aljezur
14 July - Associação Cultural Postigo, Monchique
15 July - Fenixhack, Loulé
18 July - Mafra Business Factory, Mafra
19 July - Ericeira Business Factory, Ericeira
29 July - Aigra Cultura 2018, Aigra Nova
1 August - Ler Devagar, Lisbon
12 August - Associação BioLiving, Frossos
19 September - ISEG, Lisbon
21 September - Benquerenca, Castelo Branco
26 September - Aliança Pela Floresta Autoctone, Gazua, Porto
29 September - Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
15 October - Anjos70, Lisbon
19 October - CineEco Seia, Seia (Regional Prize)
26 October - Famalicão em Transição, Famalicão
27 October - ECO123, Monchique
19-26 November - Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
21 November - Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (discussion)
22 November - Second Home Lisbon (panel)
6 December - Roca Lisboa Gallery (panel)

Full list: https://www.facebook.com/pg/evgeniaemets.vision/events/

Many more organisations have shown interest and we are awaiting confirmations.

Not every organisation can support us and offer to cover transport, accommodation, and meals we are asking for your kind support to help us reach as many people by organising more screenings, talks and discussions.

The estimate minimum cost of future events during Summer and Autumn 2018 is €1,000, or 10 events, which is average of €100 per event.

If you don't want to use credit card donation, please use offline donation and let me know, so I can add it to the campaign. 

IBAN : PT50  0033 0000 45514263274 05

Beneficiary Name: Evgeniia Emets


Other ways you can help us

We are also working hard on finding contacts in Universities, Art Organisations and Schools to reach as varied audience as possible. If you know any organisation who would like to organise a screening, please let us know!


2. Encouraged by the  good reception of the first edit of the film we decided we would like to conduct additional interviews to make a longer series, in the form of shorter episodes, which can be then freely shared on youtube, vimeo, facebook and other channels.

To make new edit of the material we already have, film interviews and integrate them in the new film, we need another €2,200. This is an extremely low budget for a long film, but instead of waiting for larger organisational funding in the light of the urgency of the issue we would like to complete this stage and release the film.

We keep our team small - just two people Evgenia Emets and Fernando Antunes Amaral. Evgenia is the Artistic Director and Producer. Fernando is a Visual Anthropologist, who is in charge of Filming, Editing, Sound Editing and Subtitles.

Artist Web Site:  http://www.evgeniaemets.vision/2017/12/eternal-forest.html
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Currently Eternal Forest is on show at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal with the presentation of artist book and film https://www.facebook.com/events/2722115248013782/
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Eternal Forest project is about our relationship with forests and nature, but also about our relationship with time and its cycles...
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Eternal Forest film has been hosted by over 20 organisations in Portugal - help us take the project to more spaces and larger audience! Become part of the story of Eternal Forest... #eternalforest
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Eternal Forest won a prize at CineEco festival and will be shown this and next year in over 30 locations in Portugal!
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