In 1953, Allos Publishers released A História mais Linda do Mundo (The loveliest History in the World), a paper film to be shown in private environments using a magic lantern. The film was intended to teach children the history of Portugal, according to the fascist dictatorship ideals at the time.
63 years after the work was released, and living in democracy, I’m reinventing the technique used in the original film to develop my own version of the history of Portugal.
The films are composed using collage, combining drawings, photos and pictures from history books and other historical documents and projected by a magic lantern similar to the original one.
Presented in M[i]MO – Museu da Imagem em Movimento, Leiria, from June, the 9th ’till August, 27th.