Thursday Cinema "At Home"
Batida de Lisboa [Lisbon Beat]


October 8 – October 11, 2020

Batidadelisboa 2019 <i>Batida de Lisboa</i> [Lizbon’un Ritmi] (2019) filminden bir kare ©Terratreme<br />
Still from Batida de Lisboa [Lisbon Beat] (2019) ©Terratreme

You can watch online from October 8, 19.00 at

Batida de Lisboa [Lisbon Beat] (2019)
Directors: Rita Maia and Vasco Viana
75 minutes
Portuguese, Creole, English; Turkish and English subtitles

“Nigga Fox played at Sónar Festival (Barcelona). I played at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York). Maboku played at Barbican (London)… Then you go back to your neighborhood as normal.”

Histories and cultures shaped by 500 years of colonialism and 50 years of dictatorship… African sounds rising from Lisbon’s ghettos overcome the hardship of life, shadow of racism, issues of belonging, and immigration bureaucracy. The rhythms echo in famous clubs, festivals, and art centers. From the old generation singing of their hometowns with traditional instruments to young DJs creating contemporary beats with computers, a group of musicians try to find their own place in this tough city. Their journey is accompanied with tunes, dances, and flavors, all deeply rooted in the heritages of Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe.

A love letter by London-based DJ and radio broadcaster Rita Maia to the music in her home city, visualized by Vasco Viana’s cinematography, Batida de Lisboa [Lisbon Beat] (2019) is an energetic and hopeful documentary on the role and meaning of music in the face of daily struggles and challenges.

“At Home” films will be streamed at between September 24 and November 29, and will only be accessible to online audiences in Turkey. Thursday Cinema has been supported by Garanti BBVA Mortgage since 2014.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.