Scene from the film Tarrafal
Scene from the film Tarrafal
Scene from the film Tarrafal
Scene from the film Tarrafal
Scene from the film Tarrafal


  • Portugal
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One day almost everything turned into a pile of rubble and bush. There remained ghosts wandering through the fields, the ruins and the fog. Some of these ghosts are alive. They are those who stayed, those who came back, those who roam the difficult memories of the most cursed neighborhood of the city. Only that this Tarrafal, the name of the field of slow death of Salazar's dictatorship, is not in Cape Verde but in Portugal.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Pedro Neves
  • Cinematography
    Pedro Neves
  • Editing
    Pedro Neves, Ricardo Leite
  • Music
    Jojo Navarro
  • Sound
    Ricardo Leite
  • Runtime
    97 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Red Desert Unipessoal Lda
      • Rua do Almada 540
      • 4050-034 Porto
      • Portugal
  • Festivals
    • Porto Post Doc (Internacional Competition), 2016
    • CPH:DOX (NEW:WAVE Competition), 2017
    • Filmes do Homem IFF (Competition) 2017
    • Sevilla European International Film Festival (Competition) 2017
    • Filmville Film Festival (UK), 2019
  • Awards
    • Filmes do Homem IFF - Best Portuguese Documentary Award is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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