2020, 13min, Portugal
2020, 13min, Portugal
Bustagate is a hybrid movie, mixing textuality and three visual narratives to tell and asphyxiate the audience, pretending to put them in the same place as our deflated heroine (society).
A film by: Welket Bungué
Performers: Cleo Tavares e Isabél Zuaa
Sources, Titles and People on Videos: "Polícia agressão Amadora" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coPlUt4FwbE&feature=emb_logo by Teresa Camarão (21.01.2020)
"PSP alega que agente foi agredido e empurrado durante detenção de mulher na Amadora" https://www.cmjornal.pt/portugal/detalhe/alerta-cm--mulher-acusa-psp-de-a-ter-detido-e-espancado-em-frente-a-filha-de-8-anos in Correio da Manhã Online (21.01.2020)
"Brutalidade policial na Amadora: mulher negra é espancada e algemada em frente à sua filha de 8 anos." https://www.facebook.com/ednilze.luiz/videos/1722104501253980/ via (Facebook) Neu*a Sou*a (21.01.2020) The woman injured in the images is Mrs. Cláudia Simões.
Music and Sound: Welket Bungué
Footage: Video-intalation of the performance intervention 'NÃO, SOMOS DAQUI' by Welket Bungué, with Cleo Tavares and Isabél Zuaa with images by Felipe Drehmer @ HANGAR, Lisboa 2019
Edited by: Welket Bungué
Locations: Amadora (Lisboa, Portugal) e Bairro Eugénio Lima (Praia, Cape Verde)
Special Thanks: Kristin Bethge, Mamadou Ba, all Portuguese press that has been contributing to denounce and to eradicate social inequality. To african-portugueses and the African diaspora community still to reside in Portugal who patiently await a bilateral dialogue.
26th CAMINHOS Festival do Cinema Português, Official Selection “Outros Olhares” (Portugal)
4th African Smartphone International Film Festival, Official Selection (Nigeria)
We will try to understand what are the civil rights problems in our society. We still believe that our domination over four centuries in Africa, South America and everywhere else was an important mission that bridged the humanity, although we don't know why they still come to our country P*rtugal. 'Bustagate' is a hybrid movie, mixing textuality and three visual narratives to tell and asphyxiate the audience, pretending to put them in the same place as our deflated heroine (society). 'Bustagate' emerges one year after the incident in the neighborhood of Jamaica (south bank of Lisbon). Through the artist commentaries as a politician agent on behalf of the Portuguese public prosecutor, Welket reports a scandalous and misfit panorama of violence and social inequality in Portugal. Here is a posthumous interventional film for this imaginary character called Pretugal (as Luís Giovani Rodrigues), dedicated to the Portuguese people ("natives" and the descendants of the African continent who born here). This creation follows the main subject of the previous manifesto-film 'I Am Not Pilatus' (Official Selection DocLisboa - International Competition, 2019).
A short film by Welket Bungué, based on true facts from the case of "Police brutality against Cláudia Simões" (Amadora, Portugal 19th January 2020). Performed by Isabél Zuaa & Cleo Tavares. A KUSSA PRODUCTIONS' creation, filmed in Cape Verde, with image and sound from online viral videos by several authors. In Memoriam of Luís Giovani Rodrigues, the Cape Verdean student who died after been assaulted by at least ten men in Bragança (North of Portugal).