Roots is an allegorical representation of life and death in a neolitic community. The story illustrates the beginning of human sedentarism, at a time when man was still entirely dependent on nature to survive. High in the mountains and valleys of Castro Laboreiro, shepherds, hunters, farmers live a rudimentary lifestyle. There is a powerful spirit of solidarity in the group since they all depend on the efforts of others to survive.
One day Ancu, an important tribe hunter dies. All activities stop to begin the process of preparing the passage of Ancu to another, spiritual, world.
Type: Short film
Duration:: 39 ‘
Direction and Script: Carlos Ruiz
Editing: Carlos Ruiz, Pedro Neves
Producer: Carlos Ruiz, Pedro Neves and Alda Rodrigues
Director of photography: Pedro Neves
Sound: Carlos Ruiz
Sound mixing, capture and editing: Gustavo Bacelos, Carlos Ruiz
Cast: Daniel Pinheiro, Jorge Neto, Marta Inocentes, Nuno Duarte, Nuno Gois, Pedro Lamas, Sara Paz, Alexandre Sá, Alba Dantas, Isabel Dantas. Leonor de Almeida, Luna Dantas, Mariana Miranda, Sonia de Almeida, Tiago de Almeida
More about the film
- Bracara Augusta Award in the Bragacine Independent Film Festival, 2010
- Best movie in the category of Cinema Minhoto in the International Film Festival of Minho, Filminho, 2010
- The Auditorium of Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês in Lamas de Mouro, Melgaço (premier). 12 December 2009.
- The Auditorium of Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês in Lamas de Mouro, Melgaço. 12 de December 2009.
- The Auditorium of Museu D. Diogo de Sousa, Braga. 26, 27 February 2010
- The Auditorium of Museu D. Diogo de Sousa, Braga. 15, 16 May 2010.
- The Auditorium of Centro Cultural de Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Côa. 21 e 23 April 2010.
- The Auditorium of Porta do Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês in Lamas de Mouro, Melgaço. 19 July 2010.
- Cine -Teatro of the firefighters of Vila Nova de Cerveira – Vila Nova de Cerveira. 22 September 2010.
- The Auditorium of Porta do Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês in lamas de Mouro, Melgaço. 25 September 2010.
- The Auditorium of Porta do Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês no Melgaço – Arcos de Valdevez. 26 September 2010.
- The Auditorium of the Sá de Miranda Highschool, Braga. 9 November 2010.
- The Auditorium of University of Minho Campus Gualtar, Braga. 10 November 2010.
- Television: Canal 180 (4 exhibitions between 2012 e 2013)