The Good People of Portugal

Movies, Documentary
An exemplary piece of agit-documentary which, in its own context, is as experimental and revolutionary as Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera. The events of Portugal's 'Carnation' Revolution and the subsequent eighteen months are complex, but this combination of heady lyricism and sharp political analysis transmits the popular energy that gave western Europe its most uplifting mass movement of recent years. Newsreel, satire, re-enactments and popular music come together dynamically in a film that is both about the people and for the people.

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Rui Simoes, José Mario Branco
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