The City of the dead Treblinka Journey to Portugal Alentejo, Alentejo Sérgio Tréfaut FAUX PORTUGUÊS


The City of the Dead in Cairo is the largest necropolis in the world. A million people live inside the cemetery – in tomb houses, or in the buildings that have grown up around them. The cemetery has everything: bakeries, cafes, children’s schools and puppet theatres...
Although the City of the Dead extends for more than ten kilometres along a motorway, it is still a village where mothers scheme to find the best match for their daughters, boys chase girls, and neighbours fight.
Prepared and shot over five years (2004-2009), this film aspires to show the invisible soul of the cemetery.