A Choice Of Mine
Lusófona

A Choice Of Mine

In different years, three people are faced with the difficult decision of whether to go ahead or terminate their pregnancy.

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In different years, three people are faced with the difficult decision of whether to go ahead or terminate their pregnancy.

Abortion must be a choice of those who have to live with it.

What to do in the face of an unwanted pregnancy? On a split screen divided into three, we follow three different moments in the contemporary history of Portugal and reflect on the power of choice these people have and the extent to which that choice is really free.

Clara becomes pregnant in 1972, when abortion is still illegal in Portugal. In the midst of a dictatorship and with conservative parents, it is with the help of a friend and a midwife that Clara manages to have a clandestine abortion. However, the poor conditions for the procedure will make Clara look for courage within herself that she didn't know she had.

In 2007, Joana goes to a clinic to have an abortion. In the year where it became legal in Portugal to have an abortion for those who want to do it by choice and, given the circumstances of her family's poverty and her first job waiting for her in London, Joana considers this to be her best option. In the office, she is the target of judgment by her doctor who refuses to help Joana to have an abortion.

Alex discovers that they have become pregnant and questions what this female role represents for their non-binary identity, even though they are in 2022. In a conversation with Daniel, the baby's father, Alex is confronted with the decision they have to make, but without knowing what that means to them.

 

Uma Escolha Minha intends to raise awareness about the history of abortion in Portugal and how society, politics and economics from various eras influence it. Faced with this sensitive subject, we want to reflect on the past and encourage consideration for the future.

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About the author

Uma Escolha Minha is an experimental short film for the final project of the degree 'Cinema and Media Arts' at Universidade Lusófona. We are currently looking to finance our project to make it possible.

 

TEAM

  • Director - Angie Pereira
  • 1st Assistant Director - Débora Ribeiro
  • 2nd Assistant Director - Ricardo Rebelo
  • Script Supervisor - Teresa Benevides

 

  • Production Director - Marta Gomes
  • Head of Production - Henrique Armez
  • Production Coordinator - Álvaro Cunha
  • Production Assistant - Miguel Rocha
  • Green Consultant - Jessica Anjos

 

  • Director of Photography - Guilherme Martins
  • Camera Operator - Gonçalo Feio
  • 1st Assistant Camera- Sofia Waters
  • 2nd Assistant Camera - Lia Mendes
  • Video Assistant - Farlei Santos
  • Gaffer - Guilherme Simões
  • Light Assistant - Rafaela Seco & Gabi Martins
  • Chief Machinist - Francisco Santos
  • Assistant Machinist - Marta Gomes
  • Data Wrangler - Álvaro Cunha
  • Making of - Matilde Reis
  • Set Photography - João Santana

 

  • Post-Production Coordinator - Gonçalo Feio
  • Editing - Miguel Rocha & Angie Pereira
  • Assembly Assistant - Gonçalo Martins
  • Colorist - Guilherme Martins & Débora Ribeiro
  • VFX - José Frias Costa
  • Credits - Mariana Rodrigues
  • Subtitling - Gonçalo Martins

 

  • Art Director - Júlia Narvion
  • Chief Decorator - Mariana Rodrigues
  • Plateau Assistant - Rita Freire & Simão Martins
  • Prop Maker - Leonor Vasconcelos
  • Costume Designer - Júlia Narvion & Mariana Rodrigues
  • Wardrobe Assistant - Inês Romero

 

  • Sound Direction - Inês Castro
  • Sound Assistant - Marco Barbosa & Nuno Ribeiro
  • Post-Production Coordinator - Nuno Ribeiro
  • Sound Design - Nathaly & Marco Barbosa
  • Foleys - Tomás Rodriguez, Gonçalo Martins & Júlia Narvion
  • ADR - Nataly & Jessica Anjos
  • Mixture - João Figueiredo & Inês Castro
  • Music - Oscar Sá & Nuno Ribeiro

 

  • Marketing and Web Promotion - Teresa Teixeira & Inês Romero
  • Graphics - Bruno Rocha
  • Trailer - Tiago Mendes
  • EPK - Julia Narvion

 

Budget and due dates

Filming: April 27th to May 1st, 2023

Budget:

  • Production - €1150
  • Art - 500€
  • Image - 50€
  • PPL Commission - 69.19€
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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Anonymous

    20/04/2023 - 22:47

    Boa sorte com este projeto !

  • Paulo Pereira

    20/04/2023 - 22:31

  • Angie Pereira

    20/04/2023 - 20:10

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    14/04/2023 - 23:25

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    11/04/2023 - 13:22

    Obrigada por este projeto! Ansiosa por vê-lo nas mãos e mentes do público!

  • Rui Mata

    10/04/2023 - 23:13

    Muitas felicidades no projeto

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    08/04/2023 - 12:33

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    31/03/2023 - 16:04

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    31/03/2023 - 10:09

    força Guilherme!

  • Inês Brandão

    27/03/2023 - 17:30

  • Magui Carvalho

    24/03/2023 - 11:58

    Esplêndida metragem, desejo-vos muito sucesso , e q consigam o máximo de apoiantes para seguirem com o vosso projecto 💪

  • Magui Carvalho

    23/03/2023 - 17:42

    “Existem missões que são extremamente sublimes nesta vida” Parabéns pelo excelente trabalho. Boa sorte para este magnífico projecto.

  • Sandra Rodrigues

    21/03/2023 - 22:25

    Parabéns por este projecto. O ser humano deve ter o livre arbítrio que nos foi concedido pela fonte ✨🌺