KAMPUNG PORTUGIS, THE PORTUGUESE NEIGHBORHOOD
A documentary series by Pedro Palma
Doc / Portugal / 2010
Documentary series in 5 episodes about the historical city of Malacca in Malaysia, a relevant city during the Portuguese discoveries period. Malacca was the door between Europe and the Orient, one of the greatest trading ports and commercial hub during the XVI and XVII centuries, the place where all the routes from India and South Asia cross. In Kampung the Portuguese neighborhood, the residents descendants of the Portuguese families struggle to preserve the Papiá Kristang, the native dialect in which the “old Portuguese” words flow, their customs, traditions and catholic religious festivities.
Author and Director: Pedro Palma
Production: Blackmaria Produção Audiovisual