Cafés flavoured with Deamocracy


“Barcelona? A theme park. ” This is how the documentary that will pass in the next session of Cine-Café touristification starts, on April 19, at 21h30, in Lisboa Vadia. Bye bye Barcelona is the documentary outburst of Eduardo Chibás on mass tourism, where it is debated the relationship between the local life and tourists. Borned in Caracas, Venuzuela, Chibás assumes that he never met the Ramblas of people from Barcelona. He lives, however, long enough to feel the negative impacts of touristification of which is the 4th most visited city in Europe, after London, Rome and Paris, and the leader in the number of cruises that receives from the continent and the Mediterranean. This phenomenon has greatly affected the dwindling number of residents of the center of a city increasingly expensive. Many of the approximately 30,000 tourists who arrive daily in cruises in the city of Barcelona do not see how […]

Free Cinema: “Bye bye Barcelona” I Cine Café Touristification


 [article written by Leonor Duarte, Sara Aranha and Joana Dias] In the past 15th march, at Lisboa Vadia, there was an other debate about touristification in Lisbon, after the film Cidade Guiada (Guided City), a documentary produced by Catarina Leal. It was a night full of ideas, with the presence of the producer Catarina Leal, the researcher and professor Joãp Seixas and Joana Jacinto, founder of the Lisbon Sustainable Tourism project. With them, we protest, we discuss ideas and concerns, but we also sought solutions to a phenomenon that has affected all of us.   How do we pay 2€ for a glass of wine that is not even a big deal?   There were many questions and criticism. It was a powerful moment, where we heard people of all ages, from traders to students and artists, portuguese and foreigners. Many were the criticisms and questions. It was a powerful moment_ […]

Is there life after tourism?



Produced by Catarina Leal in her Master’s degree developed in Anthropology, Cidade Guiada documents one of the biggest problems currently encountered in the historic centre of Lisbon: gentrification by tourism. Phenomenon long observed in cities such as Barcelona, Berlin or London, gentrification is an urban symptom which mainly affects the most vulnerable populations inhabiting cities. Tourism is one of the key features adopted to boost the economy in neighbourhoods such as Graça, Alfama and Mouraria. With an increasingly industry sustained on foreign population, Portuguese neighbourhoods are revaluated and rehabilitated every day. Already with a few former residents, from the buildings only facades are left.   Cidade Guiada still poses an increasingly relevant question: how to redevelop a neighbourhood or a city that serves the people and not the tourists?   The film projection will be followed by a debate with the presence of director Catarina Leal, Joana Jacinto, promoter of […]

FREE CINEMA: “Cidade Guiada” (“Guided City”) I Cine Café Touristification


[article written by Leonor Duarte, within the Cine Café Turistificação: Alto Bairro (Turistification: High Neighbourhood)]   Yesterday, at Lisboa Vadia, the lisboners could assist to the film “Alto Bairro” and to discuss the gentrification and turistification of Bairro Alto. We noticed, with some annoyance, how this neighbourhood has been losing the life that distinguishes it, mostly its daytime life, whether because of local shops, shops from other fields, as fashion, bookstores, among others, that close, or because former residents who leave. These are the factors that show how Bairro Alto is being a victim of a phenomenon that is being talked about around, which is gentrification. And the debate was so zippy, that it was difficult to finish.   There are some people that think that the Bairro has become an amusement park, a big open air bar and that people who go there to have fun, they forget or […]

Bairro Alto: a city is much more than an amusement ...



  The Documentary of this week: “One for the river” (2015) The goal of this Cine Café is to activate discussion, consciousness, knowledge and spread information about the topic of this month’s environmental legislations that comes with TTIP. What is TTIP? TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), like other trade agreements, is being negotiated largely in secret. It aims to “harmonise” EU and U.S. standards across an array of industries. It challenges laws that protect the environment, rein in corporate interests, protect food safety, promote renewable energy and curb risky practices like fracking. TTIP can limit the capacity of public authorities to decide on how to provide public services like water. What’s worse, TTIP will lock in changes by granting rights to companies that undermine local laws, and will force us to either spend precious public money fighting big business or change our laws to comply with its desires — […]

CINEMA FOR FREE: One for the river | Transatlantic Cine ...


15th December, at 21h30 @ Lisboa Vadia (Rua de S. Mamede 33A, Lisbon) The goal of this Cine Café is to activate discussion, consciousness, knowledge and spread information about the topic of this month is ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement), that comes with TTIP.   The Documentary: “TTIP Might is Right” (2015) event   Synopsis The proposed free trade agreement between the US and Europe (TTIP) causes concern about the European right to self-determination. The most controversial part of TTIP is ISDS: investor-state dispute settlement. ISDS will make it possible for companies to sue governments that damage their investments. But is this arbitrage system where a few investment lawyers decide over billions of taxpayers money a protection of our business interests, or a threat to our democracy?   What is TTIP? TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), like other trade agreements, is being negotiated largely in secret. It aims to “harmonise” […]

FREE CINEMA: TTIP Might is Right | Transatlantic Cine Café



For all citizens | Free entrance 17th November, at 21h30 Lisboa Vadia (Rua de S. Mamede 33A, Lisbon) FB event The goal of this Cine Café is to activate discussion, consciousness, knowledge and spread information about the topic of this month’s water privatisation that comes with TTIP. TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), like other trade agreements, is being negotiated largely in secret. It aims to “harmonise” EU and U.S. standards across an array of industries. It challenges laws that protect the environment, rein in corporate interests, protect food safety, promote renewable energy and curb risky practices like fracking. TTIP can limit the capacity of public authorities to decide on how to provide public services like water. What’s worse, TTIP will lock in changes by granting rights to companies that undermine local laws, and will force us to either spend precious public money fighting big business or change our laws […]

Free cinema: documentary FLOW | Transatlantic Cine-Café


ENTRADA GRÁTIS – 20/10/15 21:30 Vem beber um café ou aparece antes para jantar e, no final do filme, debater connosco a tua segurança e privacidade. Local: Rua de São Mamede ao Caldas nº 33 A Lisboa Organização: parceria entre a Academia Cidadã e Lisboa Vadia ‘Em Janeiro de 2013, a documentarista Laura Poitras recebe um “email” encriptado de alguém que se denomina de “Citizenfour”. Nessa mensagem, são-lhe oferecidas informações inéditas sobre práticas de escutas ilegais da Agência de Segurança Nacional (NSA) e outros serviços secretos norte-americanos. Poitras trabalhava há anos num filme sobre a monitorização de escutas efectuadas no pós-11 de Setembro e utilizadas ilegalmente pelos serviços de segurança dos EUA. Em Junho do mesmo ano, ela e o repórter Glenn Greenwald decidem viajar até Hong Kong (China), para o primeiro de muitos encontros com o autor daquela mensagem, que mais tarde se apresenta pelo nome de Edward Snowden. […]

Exibição do documentário “CITIZENFOUR” | Cine-Café Transatlântico



O que pensas dos organismos geneticamente modificados? Junta-te a conversar à mesa do café, no Lisboa Vadia, no dia 19 de maio, a partir das 21h30. E vem assistir ao documentário GMO OMG. Antes e depois a conversa estará animada, porque o tema dá muito que falar. A entrada é gratuita!   Clica na imagem para abrir o evento no facebook:   Desde os anos 50 têm sido desenvolvidas inúmeras experiências de engenharia genética, aplicadas à indústria agro-alimentar. O objetivo é obter organismos geneticamente modificados (OGM), cujas características interessem ao produtor, por exemplo um cereal resistente aos vírus, insetos e herbicidas. É em 1994 que se produz o primeiro alimento geneticamente modificado, e ao mesmo tempo transgénico, um tomate com a propriedade de ter um amadurecimento retardado.   Contudo, os perigos que estas novas formas de vida representam para nós e para o meio ambiente são ainda em grande parte […]

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O futuro do planeta está nas tuas mãos. Vem assistir ao documentário Gasland e debater abertamente sobre o “fracking”, ou fracturação hidráulica, técnica que permite a extração de gás de xisto, considerado um dos processos de produção de energia mais agressivos ambientalmente.   A tua ajuda é muito importante: confirma a tua presença e partilha o evento no facebook, aqui.   Quinta-feira, 16 de Abril, às 21:30, no Lisboa Vadia (Rua de São Mamede ao Caldas nº 33 a, Alfama)   A técnica de extração do gás não convencional consiste na injeção de toneladas de água misturada com produtos químicos e areia para gerar fraturas na rocha. Toda a água usada no processo de extração retorna à superfície, poluída por hidrocarbonetos e por outros compostos e metais presentes na rocha, bem como pelos próprios aditivos químicos.   O desenvolvimento não pode ser só crescimento económico. Tem que ser sustentável e […]

GASLAND exibição grátis + debate | 1º Cine-Café Transatlântico