We Came To Lisbon

All pictures by Robert Taylor 

Streaming Date: Nov. 1st @ 21:00h
Nov. 2nd @ 21:00 h  


An impressionistic documentary about visitors and exiles who have found themselves in the Portuguese capital over the past 500 years.

We came, we were assimilated, we complained, we created parallel lives, we were loved, we were hated, we were honoured, we were expelled, we were treated with suspicion, we were welcomed.

From conquerors to crusaders, from refugees to migrants of all sorts, from lords to shopkeepers    .

From the English Queen Philippa in the 14th century to Lord Byron in the 19th, from Henry Fielding in the 18th century to pop-icon Madonna in the 21st, from Boer prisoners of war at the beginning of the 20th century to a new generation of Nepalis now injecting life into the city’s economy, Lisbon has always had a complex relationship with incomers, not always easy, but almost always enriching.

Shot in the British Cemetery in Estrela, Lisbon in September 2020

A film by Jonathan Weightman Camera: Luís Estarreja Original music: David Personne

with Celia Williams, Inigo Galiano, Maria Romana, Laurence Alliston-Greiner, Keith Esher Davis, Louise Kakoma, Prapti Adhikari, Jonathan Weightman

production assistants: Vicky Shearn, Guilherme Bonito, Amanda Barata, Elizabeth Day

A Lisbon Players Production

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