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We are very excited to share with you the WOMEX 21 Film Programme that features a hand-picked selection of 24 music documentaries including new releases, preview screenings, and international premieres.

The past year and a half have been a transformative year for everybody, especially for the creative industries. Since we started working on the film programme a few months ago, we have been working with one goal: to craft a selection and an edition that would inspire, motivate, entertain, instigate and address the most burning global issues and topics of the day. Avoiding the temptation to follow the beaten paths, continuing the quest for music and cinema from far and near regions and – above all – rethinking the relationship between the delegates, films and the filmmakers – the result is a rich, complete, unique film programme from around the world; to be experienced together in person, over the three days of film programming with discussion panels and interactive Q&As with the filmmakers onsite.

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Experience a flash of local Portuguese lifestyle with a Portuguese-Brazilian DJ couple, who created an alternative and queer-friendly space with a strong message of female empowerment in Lisbon (Caravagyo). Follow Ivone Dias and Marta Miranda, two female artists from different generations who fight for the survival of their art and their community. Their common language is fado (Silêncio – Vozes de Lisboa). Do not miss the one-hour live cinema performance by filmmaker Vincent Moon where he will present a selection of his recordings of music around the world, made for his Petites Planètes collection (Moon at Noon). Follow up on stories of occupation, immigration, refugees fleeing the war, finding new identities in the European club scene (Here We Move Here We Groove). Focus on Congo: enter the creative life of the Brigade Sarbati Orchestra and the city of Kinshasa, and explore the roots of the rumba (Rumba Rules, Nouvelles Généalogies) – to name a few – this year’s programme is a collection of powerful stories on determination, inclusion, opportunities, and transformations.

The WOMEX 21 Film Programme is divided into Market and Public Screenings and the Film Library, a physical space that features an extended selection of films independent of a scheduled screening and can be watched by WOMEX delegates on-demand at any timeMore about the programme formats here.

WOMEX 21 Film Programme