- Sat 7 Oct - 13:15
In 1755 Lisbon was rocked by an earthquake that destroyed the city. The masses of tourists who now flood the city have a similar effect. The old centre is disappearing to make way for hotels, expensive properties and tourists. The accompanying monoculture is clearly visible in this film. Segways, double decker busses, golf carts and tuk-tuks emblazoned with the slogan: ‘Keep smiling, you're in Lisbon’. With a mixture of seriousness and humour, this film shows how Lisbon is changing into an open-air museum of fake authenticity. A place where empty slogans give tourists the illusion that they are seeing the true Lisbon.
Film with introduction and Q&A