- Published: October 15, 2017
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The applications for the Calouste Gulbenkian Human Rights Award, edition 2017, will be open until May 31.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Human Rights Prize, awards individual or collective non-profit persons who are internationally distinguished, especially in the area of refugees.
The jury will be headed by former President of the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio.
All the related information is available in the website of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, namely the rules of the award, information about previous editions, as well as the online form to present the application:
The event “A Portuguese Home” promoted by the Embassy of Portugal in Ankara, in association with AICEP, Camões, and with the significant collaboration and sponsorship of St. Regis Istanbul, will take place at the referred hotel from April 26th to May 6th.
This initiative seeks to bring Portugal to Istanbul, showcasing our culture, our design, our gastronomy, our music, in short, our essence, all laid out in a typically Portuguese Home (Uma Casa Portuguesa). We will also recreate a Lisbon Fado house, evoking the bohemian milieu of the Portuguese capital, the birth of Fado. There, Ana Laíns will delight us with the nostalgia of Fado’s poetry and melodies. The dinners served (every night except sundays) will also call forth the exquisite fragrances of the Portuguese cuisine.
Give us the pleasure of your company. We will be waiting…
The 36th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival, the most important festival of its kind in Turkey, will take place in Istanbul from April 5 to 15.
The Portuguese participation in the festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Art and Culture (IKSV) - the most important foundation of its kind in the country - is supported by the Portuguese Embassy in Ankara and the Camões - Institute of Cooperation and Language of Portugal.
This year there will be six Portuguese productions and co-productions exhibited within the festival, this being Portugal's largest ever participation in the event - the result of a solid and continuous work, in order to give greater visibility to our cinema in this country.
- The Ornithologist, by João Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal, France, Brazil);
- In Vanda's Room, by Pedro Costa (Portugal, Germany, Switzerland);
- And Now? Remind me, by Joaquim Pinto (Portugal, Spain);
- The Death of Louis XIV, by Albert Serra (Portugal, France, Spain);
- Porto, By Gabe Klinger (Portugal, Poland, France, U.S.A.);
- The Art of Survival for Beginners, by Burak Serbest (Portugal, Turkey, Romania).
For more information: http://film.iksv.org/en
The city of Lisbon was elected by the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities to be the 2017 Capital of Culture of this world so diversified in terms of geography, climate, citizens, languages, economies, traditions, cultural practices, artistic languages, imagery, cultural legacies, creators and that, in the cities as a whole, brings together over 120 million people from the Iberian Peninsula, Central and South America, Mexico and the countries that have received their diasporas.
Lisbon, and its internationally recognized characteristics of hospitality and light, will be even more of a meeting place, a platform for conviviality and multiple forms of expression as well as many other forms of reception. However, and as announced by the Past and Present that comes before Lisbon, Ibero-American Capital of Culture in 2017, it will not simply be a place of arrivals and departures.
In Lisbon there will be traces, routes and testimonies of the past, not always grand and not always heroic. The narratives of the passages and the presence of Afro-descendants transported to the Americas will be shown through the objects, words and place names that they left behind. The same will be done for the presence of Latin American migrants on both sides of the Atlantic, in transit according to the greater or lesser adversity they encountered on either side of the ocean. Through numerous activities, the lives, expectations and, of course, the disappointments of those who passed through, stopped, or settled here will be recovered. In Lisbon, the story of what was the invention of Paradise will be told: the American Countries of the Future, their utopias and dystopias.
As for the Present, there will be exhibitions, concerts, talks and cinema from cities that are often thousands of kilometres apart, with citizens speaking Portuguese and Spanish - as languages of the community – but also using other maternal or adopted languages, with pronunciation as widely different as that of Galician and Guarani.
We shall be enjoying the festivities together, in the Present, with creativity and critical reflection, but not always with consensus, of course.
The Past and Present Lisbon, Ibero-American Capital of Culture, 2017 involves over forty venues, some of which are dependent on the City Council and the Ministry of Culture, and others belonging to different cultural organizations that responded enthusiastically to the City Council’s proposal that they produced their own projects in terms of the Lisbon Programmatic Charter.
The programme will include over 150 activities involving hundreds of artists, producers, teachers and publicists in order to build, together with the people of Lisbon, the Cultural City.
Find more information here: http://www.lisboacapitaliberoamericana.pt/index.php?pg=apresentacao&lang=en&lang=en