Water to Tabato

Água para Tabatô

Voda pro Tabato

Photography: Paulo Carneiro
Editing: Paulo Carneiro
Sound: Mário Dias
Producer, Co-producer: Paulo Carneiro (Paulo Carneiro)
Color: Colour
Language: Creole, Portuguese
In mid-summer 2011, Paulo Carneiro and set out as assistant director for a film crew working on a project on the west African coast. There he unexpectedly ended up shooting his own film, a documentary report about a sinking ship near the coast of Guinea-Bissau on which he was a passenger. The digital camera records the growing panic on the ship after it has gotten stuck in the ocean in an oppressive nighttime atmosphere. In shaky interview footage, we see passengers move from an initial apathy to nervous anxiety, and from there fluidly to a fear for their lives. The growing tension on board is reflected in the film’s ever quickening tempo.

Call somebody to pick up us. Please take us out of there. - What’s goin’ on? - Please take us out of here. - There’s nobody there that can save us. We are all passengers.

Photo Gallery

Paulo Carneiro
Rua Isabel Aboim Inglês, nº44 / Pontinha
Odivelas / 1675-616 / Portugal
+351 926 854 468

Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Opus Bonum
Premiere Type: International Premiere
Exhibition format: Blu-ray
Subtitle languages: English
25.10.2014 18:00


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard