Follows the self-management experience of the workers in the Arribas hotel, near Maçãs Beach, in the context of the “Artes e Ofícios” series. —Cinemateca Portuguesa (translation)
Macedo graduated in architecture at the ESBAL (Escola Superior de Belas-Artes), the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, in 1958. Since then and until 1964, he worked as an architect in the Town Hall of Lisbon.
He abandoned his architect career in 1964 to devote himself to filmmaking as director and scriptwriter. He also dedicated to literature and research in the fields of religion and spirituality. He specialized in the history and Sociology of Esoteric Christianity. In 2010 he earned a doctor’s degree summa cum laude in Sociology of Culture (in the field of Sociology of Religion), at the Nova University of Lisbon.
As a filmmaker, he was one of the pioneers of the Portuguese Cinema Novo and one of the founder members of the first film cooperative societies in Portugal, the “Centro Português de Cinema” (1970).
He started his career as a film director with his avant-garde short film Verão Coincidente [Coincident Summer] and Nicotiana (1963). These films… read more