Documentary / Cláudio Torres
Archeology of a lifetime
Claudio Torres’s life is a true “archeological territory”. We went to discover the various aspects of a complex and full life like yours. The history of exiled man and unshakable convictions characterizing the social and political profile of the decades in which he lived.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Episode
Portugal, 1984. On a southern road, Claudio Torres and Serrão Martins, mayor of Mértola, make the first kilometers of a journey that would forever change the life and future of the remote village of Alentejo. But the truth is that this extraordinary journey begins many years earlier when a young student, grandson of a monarch and son of a communist, internalizes the values and principles of conduct that would shape his future. From then on, your life will be marked by uncompromising verticality, a priceless appreciation for the truth, and an untamed will to live up to the ideals he espouse.
They lead him to clandestine militancy in the Aveiro cell of the Communist Party, to subversive activities on the streets and to the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto, to prison, to torture, to resistance without breaking. Beside her, we find Manuela Barros Ferreira, narrator of this story and privileged witness of the fight that her husband fought against a backward, repressive and authoritarian regime.