The Ashes Remain Warm

(Na cinza fica calor)
Cape Verde/Portugal/Germany, 2016, 20 min.
Directed by
Mónica Martins Nunes
human-nature relationship / isolated communities / natură / nature / volcano

DOK Leipzig 2017 – winner Golden Dove – International Competition Short Documentary

Indie Lisboa 2017 – selection National Competition Shorts

Trento Film Festival 2018 – Sestogrado programme

The villages of Chã das Caldeiras lie inside the crater of the volcano Pico do Fogo in Cabo Verde. After losing everything they own on the last eruption, its inhabitants are forced to reconstruct their lives, but can they live apart from their volcano? A subjective visual tale on real loss, a symbiotic relationship and the possibility of the eternal return.