Madeira Waterworks

Filmed yesterday … edited in the evening and uploaded at midnight. Result …. a dramatic film (thanks to the music added by Youtube) of the fury of the waves at the marina of Lugar de Baixo.

It is just as spectacular as the New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Funchal (that will take place in a few days).

So here is another event next to the Fireworks on Madeira …. the Waterworks.

Madeira 1969

This is another vintage movie of Madeira I found on Youtube, …. filmed in 1969 in a location somewhere in Funchal.

This one shows the manufacturing of special fishing lines that was used to catch the fish Espada. The yarn was crafted and slicked with oil from crushed bark and roots. The film material is unedited (no sound), 16mm shot with a Paillard Bolex, spring-wound / manual camera, which only allowed up to 20 seconds takes.
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Madeira Short Film

I was invited for the premiere of the Madeirense movie production As memórias que nunca se apagam .… “The memories that never extinguish” … that took place yesterday at the Congress Center of Madeira Casino.

It is a short film made by two filmmakers Dinarte Freitas and Eduardo Costa. The congress center was packed (there was not enough chairs) and my impression of the film is very positive.
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