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Film discusses Portuguese history

Community affairs minister Lovitta Foggo with film-maker Milton Raposo (Photograph supplied)

Recently, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, JP, MP, met with local film maker Milton Raposo to discuss his upcoming documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda.The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs supported the project by providing a grant to assist with the film, which depicts a comprehensive account of Bermuda’s Portuguese heritage.Mr. Raposo, who has been working in video and film production since 2004, has produced a wide range of short creative films. FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda is the latest film to be created entirely by Mr. Raposo. As Mr. Raposo notes, it’s a linear, down through the ages historical documentary that tells the story of Bermuda’s Portuguese population with personal photos and a wide range of interviews from the community.The first screening on November 27th sold out in four days and a second screening has been added for November 30th at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.Minister Foggo who met with Mr. Raposo at the Ministry Offices said, “I was pleased to sit down and have a chat with Milton about his upcoming documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda. Projects like Mr. Raposo’s serve as an undeniable reminder of the important and countless contributions that the Portuguese community have made in Bermuda. This compelling and insightful film is an important part of Bermuda’s story. He’s an incredibly talented visual artist and I am encouraging everyone to go and see this film.”Mr. Raposo added, “I’m greatly looking forward to unveiling this film in front of the Portuguese-Bermudian community and the Bermuda public at large. I hope it is as enlightening to everyone who watches as much as it was for me while working on it. I want to thank the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and, in particular, Acting Director Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson for helping me get this over the finish line.”• Press release from the Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport