Elalab. Zé wants to know why

A film by Diogo Cardoso, Sofia da Palma Rodrigues
Bagabaga Studios, Divergente (Portugal 2018), 27′ (vincitore categoria “Reportage Medium”, 2019)

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In recent years, the inhabitants of Elalab – a remote village in Guinea-Bissau – have been embroiled in an uphill battle against rising sea levels. Zé is one of the oldest men in the community and his recollections represent the collective memories, anxieties and fears. “Why is this happening?” he asks. The inhabitants of Elalab don’t know what global warming is, they haven’t even ever heard the term, but they describe all its effects, against which they are forced to fight, with upsetting accuracy.

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