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Doc's Kingdom at Casa da Cerca

Alongside the annual seminar in September, Doc's Kingdom proposes a new year-round program of daylong events, each gathering dedicated to discussing a body of work presented by artists and filmmakers in dialogue with an eclectic group of participants. In 2021, Doc's Kingdom is in residency at Casa da Cerca and celebrates the 20th anniversary of its botanical garden with an inaugural program exploring the ecological dimension of filmmaking, including screenings in the auditorium, walks in the garden and discussions in the open air amphitheatre.

Doc's Kingdom 2020: In Vanda's Room

To mark a double 20th anniversary, Doc’s Kingdom celebrates “In Vanda’s Room”, screened for the first time in Portugal at the first international seminar on documentary film, in Serpa, October 2000. The film by Pedro Costa is the point of departure for an itinerary taking us to the next Doc’s Kingdom seminar, celebrating cinema as a communal and transformative experience. Looking forward to meeting again soon, we are organizing the two-decades archive that will be available online in 2021.

Doc's Kingdom seminar

Once a year, in Arcos de Valdevez, Doc's Kingdom gathers an international community of around 100 participants for an immersive program of screenings and discussions in the presence of 10 featured filmmakers during the whole weeklong event. The lineup of films is kept secret until the beginning of each screening. Doc's Kingdom is the unabridged and cumulative experience including film screenings, collective discussions and the informal gathering in a bucolic environment.

2019 Doc's Kingdom: Forest of signs

In the presence of André Gil Mata, Hiroatsu Suzuki and Rossana Torres, Ian Soroka, Jean-Jacques Andrien, Jodie Mack, Johann Lurf, Laura Huertas Millán, Lula Pena, Mohanad Yaqubi and films by Robert Kramer.

2018 Doc's Kingdom: World machine

In the presence of Daniel Mann, Deborah Stratman, Forensic Architecture, Hannah Meszaros Martin, João Pedro Rodrigues, Jumana Manna, Maria Augusta Ramos, Nicolás Pereda, Sirah Foighel Brutman and Eitan Efrat.

2017 Doc’s Kingdom: Surfacing trouble

In the presence of Billy Woodberry, Clara López Menéndez, Jamika Ajalon, Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni, Inhabitants (Mariana Silva & Pedro Neves Marques, Margarida Mendes), James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Louis Henderson, The Otolith Group (Anjalika Sagar & Kodwo Eshun), Regina Guimarães, Saguenail, Sana na N'Hada.

2016 Doc’s Kingdom: The end of nature

In the presence of Ana Vaz, Dominic Gagnon, JP Sniadecki, Juliane Henrich, Kidlat Tahimik, Leonor Teles, Luís Alves de Matos, Myriam Lefkowitz, Raúl Domingues, and films by Ana Hatherly.

2015 Doc's Kingdom: Borders and frontiers

In the presence of Catarina Mourão, Eloy Domínguez Serén, Iván Castiñeiras Gallego, Filipa César, Eric Baudelaire, Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias, Adirley Queirós, Salomé Lamas, Joana Pimenta, and films by Eyal Sivan and Robert Kramer.

Reports on 2015

Take a peek at the first edition of Doc’s Kingdom in Arcos de Valdevez, listening to the seminar’s director, Nuno Lisboa, and to some of the featured artists in 2015: Adirley Queirós and Joana Pimenta, Catarina Mourão, Eric Baudelaire, Filipa César, Iván Castiñeiras and Salomé Lamas (click on each name to acess the videos).

2014 raum online artist residency

An incomplete map of the sound archive of Doc´s Kingdom seminar’s colective discussions. We can listen to a multilingual conversation between filmmakers who participated in different editions of Doc’s Kingdom.

Visions on 2013

Ten of the 2013 Doc's Kingdom fellows wrote texts or made short films about the 2013 edition of the seminar. The 16mm machine breaks down during the screening of Les Soviets plus l'électricité, we talk to Joaquim Pinto on Skype, we make the boat trip to the Pico Island. To read and watch.

2013 Doc´s Kingdom: Idea of an island

In the presence of Rebecca Baron, André Príncipe, Joaquim Pinto, Rudolf Thome, Cynthia Beatt, Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez, Luisa Homem, Pedro Pinho, Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, Eloy Enciso, Nicolas Rey, João Vladimiro.

Archive: Doc´s Kingdom since 2000

Programs, readers, transcribed discussions, lists of films, participants, drawings, photos, readings and visions of each seminar edition since 2000.

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