DMLL Lusofesta 2016 Capoeira demonstration and screening of Down to Earth

Event Date(s): 14/04/2016

Location: JFK Quadrangle and Centre for Language and Learning Auditorium (see below)

You are invited to LusoFesta 2016!

A week of activities is hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (DMLL) and will take place from April 11 to 15.

This event highlights the impact of the Portuguese language in different countries, and this year Cape Verde is the highlighted Lusophone (Portuguese-official) country. Bahia in Brazil and Porto in Portugal will also be in focus.

On Thursday April 14 there will be the following activities:

  • 1pm | JFK Quadrangle | Capoeira! – Come and practise this traditional Brazilian martial art!
  • 6pm | Screening of Down to Earth (1994 Cape Verde/Portugal) at the CLL Auditorium

About the film

The film tells a story of Mariana, a nurse who leaves Lisbon to accompany an immigrant worker in a comatose sleep on his trip home to Cape Verde. The devoted Portuguese nurse took a journey only to find herself lost in abstract drama. There she finds that "she brought a living man among the dead." Costa made the film in a densely minimalist style. Lingering imagery of people and place, notably Mount Fogo, the highest active volcano of Cape Verde, are features in this melancholic meditation on love and loneliness.

To view the full list of Lusofesta events, please click here

For more information, please contact Dr. Jo-Anne Ferreira, Coordinator, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies: 662 2002, ext. 82036 (c/o Varrsha Choon) or email Jo-Anne.Ferreira@sta.uwi.eduVarrsha.Choon@sta.uwi.edu.




Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |


  • Dr. Jo-Anne Ferreira; Varrsha Choon

  • Faculty/Department

    Faculty of  Humanities & Education

  • Tel.: 662 2002, ext. 82036
  • Email: Jo-Anne.Ferreira@sta.uwi.edu