ARE THERE STILL ANY SHEPHERDS? (AINDA HA PASTORES?)
Georgetown University, Portuguese Studies Department & Embassy of Portugal
ARE THERE STILL ANY SHEPHERDS? (AINDA HÁ PASTORES?) (Portugal, 2006, 73 min.)
United States Premiere In the Casais de Folgosinho, a lost valley in the mountains of Serra da Estrela, Portugal, live the country’s last truly genuine shepherds. Almost invisible to the rest of the world, they subsist without electricity, running water or paved roads. Nowadays, the oldest are dying and the youngest show no interest in the demanding job of being a shepherd. Herminio, 27 years old, is the youngest shepherd living in the valley. How long will he maintain this occupation? After all, are there still any shepherds? This film is a response to that question. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Directed by Jorge Pelicano. Winner, Best of Festival, 2006 CineEco, Portugal. Winner, Best of Festival, 2007 FICA, Brazil. 2007 Green Award, Environmental Film Festival Network.
Introduced by Manuel Silva Pereira, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Portugal. Discussion with Ana Maria Delgado, Visiting Lecturer of Portuguese, Georgetown University.
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