Original title Regresso Urgente
In 2005 Marta Raposo left Montreal, Canada in search of a dream – to affirm herself as a Fado singer in Portugal. The camera catches up with her after five years of living in Portugal, at a time when she again preparing to return to Canada; a pivotal period that ends up triggering divided feelings of belonging, carrying with them doubts and regrets. The desire of wanting to succeed in the \’land of fado\’ was to be left suspended.
Author/s João Sardinha & António João Saraiva
João Sardinha is a senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Migration and Intercultural Relations (CEMRI), Open University-Lisbon and is currently carrying out research on the return of Portuguese emigrant descendants back to Portugal and the transnational negotiations of these individuals. Return Urgent is a case study that derives from this work and is the director’s first film. António João Saraiva has, since 1992, been producing and directing documentary films focusing on education, ethnography and the environment, as well as working on a variety of documentary projects for Portuguese Television. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Center for the Study of Migration and Intercultural Relations (CEMRI), Open University-Lisbon, in collaboration with Portuguese Studies Program- UC Berkeley, developing research on return migration.
Research João Sardinha
Photography António João Saraiva
Sound João Sardinha
Editing Neel Naik