Alentejo, South of Portugal. Dozens of amateur a capella polyphonic choirs gather regularly to sing old polyphonic songs and new lyrics about present times. This is «cante». Born in the taverns and in the fields, sung by miners and peasants, «cante» was transmitted from generation to generation.
This film is a journey into present Portugal, discovering «cante» music, and the life of the performers who seem to express the deep voice of the Earth.
Best Portuguese Feature-length Film Award
TAP Award Best Portuguese Documentary
Best Feature-length Film Award
SÃO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ( International Perspective)
FIPA - Festival International des Programmes Audiovisuels (European Creation)
KRAKOW INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Competition)
DOCSBARCELONA - International Film Festival (Competition)