Scene from the film Praxis / EN version

Praxis / EN version

  • Portugal
Audio Tracks 

Year after year, students from across the country subject themselves to initiation rites when they start college. Hazings, organized by older students, take place throughout the whole first year. Based upon ancient traditions and following a rigid hierarchy, hazings have thrived once again in the last decade. They gather more and more supporters, thrilled with its explicit sexual language, power games and different levels of humiliation.

Ano após ano, estudantes portugueses, do Norte e do Sul, submetem-se a ritos de iniciação quando começam a universidade. Praxes, organizadas pelos alunos mais velhos, incluem vários desafios e cerimonias, que ocorrem durante todo o primeiro ano, dia e noite, e por vezes interferindo nas aulas. Baseados em tradições antigas e seguindo uma hierarquia rígida, as praxes aumentaram mais na última década. Apesar dos protestos, reúnem cada vez mais adeptos, entusiasmados com a linguagem sexual explícita, os jogos de poder e os níveis de humilhação.


  • Original Title
    Praxis / EN version
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Carlos Isaac
  • Editing
    Bruno Moraes Cabral
  • Sound
    Bruno Moraes Cabral
  • Runtime
    29 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Awards
    • Doclisboa 2011 - Doclisboa and ISCTE-IUL Award for Best Short Film of the Portuguese Competition 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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