Creation and Performance: Telmo Branco Videography and Photography: Rachael Mauney and Telmo Branco Sound Design: Marcelo Schmittner and Telmo Branco Interviewed: Odete Ortiz, Rui Brinquete, Sonia Latas and Miguel Branco.
In collaboration with: Lake Studios, SCOPE BLN, and Acker Stadt Palast - Berlin.
Special thanks to: Veronica Branco, Marameo Ev., and Dock 11- Berlin.
Premier: 05/11/2021, AckerStadt Palast - Berlin.
"The Tradition" is
an interdisciplinary piece that confronts patriarchal forms of
oppression, their roots, and aftermath.
portrays the traces left in our society by centuries of toxic
masculinity, religious and folkloric indoctrination, and by social
stratification built upon power abuse and bullying.
Tradition" approaches how the toxic traditions and practices of my
community have affected me as a queer person.
interpolates film/documentary excerpts recorded in my hometown Elvas,
southern Portugal. This community serves as the empirical example of
how history and its adjacent wounds are remembered and reflected.