Catarina Mourão studied Music, Law and Film (MA Bristol University). In 1998 she founded AporDOC, Portuguese Documentary Association. Since 2000 she has been teaching Film and Documentary since. With another filmmaker (Catarina Alves Costa) she started Laranja Azul, an independent production company for creative documentary and visual arts in Lisbon. She is currently doing her practice based PhD in Film at the University of Edinburgh, working with family archives and old family albums, but also shooting in present time.
1994 - Mecca Before I die (5 min)
1996 - The port (10 min)
1997 - Fora de Água (Out of Water) (48 min)
1998 - A Dama de Chandor (The Lady of Chandor) (90 min)
2002 - Próxima Paragem “Next Stop” (15 min)
2002 - Desassossego “Restless” (75 min)
2005 - A minha aldeia já não mora aqui (“My village doesn’t live here anymore”) (58 min)
2006 - À Flor da Pele | On Edge (64 min)
2010 - Pelas Sombras (“Through Shadows”) (83 min)
2012 - Lisbon-Ground - 2 video installations (64 min and 14 min) on Architecture and Urbanism in Lisbon, produced for the Portuguese Pavilion of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Biennale of Venice.
A Dama de Chandor (Orig.) / 1999 / Portugal / 93 min
Thirty-five years after it’s independence from the Portuguese colonial rule, Goa is definitely a state of many contrasts. Together with a strong migrating Hindu population, there is still a Portuguese speaking minority which seems somewhat frozen in nostalgia and kept in a strange time limbo.
Pelas Sombras (Orig.) / 2010 / Portugal / 83 min
“One day I realized it no longer made sense to make things hang on walls...my canvas is too big to be exposed in a museum room, and sometimes so small that nobody can see it" Lourdes Castro became known as the artist "who took care of shadows"...