Between Two Villages

The film tells the story of Aldeia da Luz, population of 330, bound to disappear with the construction of the Alqueva dam in the south of Portugal. A new village is being built a few kilometers away as a compensation for the population. The film focuses on the daily life of Aldeia da Luz, with its strong rural tradition and its prospect of change. From the negotiations to the construction of the new houses, the film shows how the authorities and the population try to recreate the village identity. The situation of the village of Aldaia da Luz reflects a mutating society.

Muriel Jaquerod

Born in 1970 in Geneva, she holds Swiss and French citizenship. In 1997 she received degree from the ESAV (École Supérieure d’Arts Visuels de Genève), cinema-video department. She works as independent filmmaker.

Edouardo Saraiva Pereira

He was born in 1968 in Den Haag, Netherlands and is a Portuguese citizen. In 1996 he received degree in cinema from the École Supérieure de Cinéma Lisbon. He works as independent filmmaker.