The Tradition

The Tradition fuses the disciplines of theatre, dance, soundscape, and documentary to explore the aftermath of patriarchal oppression in Elvas, a small town in Southern Portugal. Oppression has been a systematic endeavour carried out through generational lineages. It has been inflicted, recreated, normalized, and internalized, throughout the curve of time, throughout my curve of time. "The Tradition - The Film" juxtaposes individual testimonies with poetic language and sceneries. It aims to address the psychological and sociological implications of patriarchal oppression within the community and the family unit.

Telmo Branco
Portugal, Germany 2021 20 mins
Location: Fábrica Braço de Prata Lisbon