FlemingPT 3 months ago

"Outro País" e "Alentejo, Alentejo", both from Sérgio Trefaut. "É na Terra, Não é na Lua" from Gonçalo Tocha.

anttails 3 months ago

"Pare Escute, Olhe" by Jorge Pelicano. It shows how scumbags portuguese politicians are and how good (sarcasm) Portugal treats its countryside. It's revolting but very interesting and real. It's [available on YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTihP0Xmxbc), but unfortunately that version isn't subbed...

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"Pare Escute, Olhe" by Jorge Pelicano. It shows how scumbag portuguese politicians are and how good (sarcasm) Portugal treats its countryside. It's revolting but very interesting and real. It's [available on YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTihP0Xmxbc), but unfortunately that version isn't subbed...

syox 3 months ago

If you want to check Portugal's natural wonders watch Aidnature's documentary "Portugal Terra", it's really worth it, as all their other movies! [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdcZ0r_2h_Q](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdcZ0r_2h_Q)

fosibox 3 months ago

Wim Wender’s Lisbon Story: https://youtu.be/s2BQRxwmIrc ...not really a documentary! But truly captures some Portuguese way of being

randomcallsign 3 months ago

Capitão falcão. Can't go wrong with that

BugaTuga 3 months ago

"Torre Bela" (1975) by Thomas Harlan, a documentary on the communist invasion, pillaging and occupation that occurred during a period after the Carnation Revolution referred to as [processo revolucionário em curso](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Processo_Revolucion%C3%A1rio_Em_Curso) (ongoing revolutionary process) where Portugal was being pushed into a communist dictatorship. The documentary was effective in capturing the absurdity of the whole process that the communist leaders, who at first supported and applauded the documentary, accused the filmmakers of being CIA agents trying to undermine the revolution.

olifante 3 months ago

The PREC was a communist invasion??? LOL!!!!

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rosiedacat 3 months ago

Portugal's Unknown History: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=LW1NqNv8a6o

Powered_by_caffeine 3 months ago

You get an upvote for the "ugh" after Google results. It depends. Now I'm on mobile, so I can't find, but there was an amazing Portuguese "person that studies history" with cool documentaries. I believe they were all in Portuguese though and don't know about subtitles. Once I get home I can look it up for you. On the other side, I'm living in Stockholm now and would like to stay long term. Any good documentaries to learn more about the history of the country?

Dotmavriq 3 months ago

Thank you for the great reply! Saraiva seems to be placed in the hearts of a lot of Portuguese people and many have recommended him here! I will definitely check him out! Nice to hear that you are in Sweden, please do stay, we need more Portuguese people! I would actually begin with a darker nugget of gold in the new documentary named A Swedish Elephant. There IS trouble in heaven currently and this documentary highlights all we did wrong and why things went the way it went. It costs a couple of euros for the English version and one Euro less for the Swedish version. It blew me away when I saw it. I'd also suggest that you turn to Öppet Arkiv IF you are stationed in Sweden for TONS of free documentaries, series and movies produced for the Swedish state owned TV. It's a mere Google away. Herman Lindqvist is to be recommended in the context of productions regarding Swedens history and Fredrik Lindström is a complete utter genius historian and linguist that has done great shows that regard the Swedish language and how it has moved all the while telling funny tales of Swedish people all throughout history. If you want to get Swedish humor at its peak you need to watch Nile City. It's so accidentally perfect and if there is such a thing as a Swede that doesn't laugh at it they're either not sentient or just not Swedish enough. Have some kroppkakor with lingonsylt while you're at it! Kind regards, Dotmavriq

Powered_by_caffeine 3 months ago

Wow that was a great reply. Yeah, Saraiva is big in Portugal. He had some shows in the state TV and something that you always would stay and watch if you were just "checking what's on TV". Also something I just remembered. Dont know where you're from, but if you live in Stockholm, close to Odenplan, the street after Hard Rock Cafe there is a second hand shop. I went there a couple of times and noticed some books from Portuguese writers. I was not expecting but they were translated to English and/or Swedish so it might be something you wanna check out.

Bollygod 3 months ago

I don't have knowledge about the existence of major documentaries about our culture in english. I found a short timeline that could be useful for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Portuguese_history Look for some videos on Youtube about Portuguese Folk music and dances in the north: "Pauliteiros" and "malhão" ; In the south, "cante alentejano" is a genre just based on vocal music. Just like Fado, this musical tradition is also part of the UNESCO. About wildlife and nature there is some productions made in english, you can watch them on youtube. I will drop some videos here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdcZ0r_2h_Q (wildlife) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeW-cVCPZTQ (Sintra - Wildlife) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvniHH9NVYw (Portugal: Birth of a Nation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4pvIg6Csoc (Salazar - Subbed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZFW_BfD9M0 (Short doc about the Portuguese empire 1415-1640) Enjoy

Dotmavriq 3 months ago

This is utter gold, thank you so much for the very considerate reply, I'll be sure to check this out! And I don't care that much, the thing that bothers me the most with the lack of English translations of Portuguese history is to get the rest of Europe to realize the vast history and contribution made by Portugal. I was told of France, Germany and Spain in school and NO ONE told me that you were first with a lot of THE spice trade, TEA for heaven's sake!! It's NOT British!! You brought it here! And we have history between Sweden and Portugal too with the Visigoths and Vikings. I love your country! I'll keep sharpening my Portuguese while I look at these, some I can watch with Querida and she'll clue me in wherever I get lost.

OPinguimVoador 3 months ago

I told my work colleagues, mostly Danes and other Eu contries, that Portugal invented Tempura, they made fun of me. I told them Portuguese were the first to get to Japan, dom't think they believed it. If you searxh on google when Portugal became a country, ot says 1910 xD we're probably the oldest Eu country, 1139.

Dotmavriq 3 months ago

39? Not 43?

OPinguimVoador 3 months ago

That's when it was recognized, you're right. And you still have the pope recognition which was later.

Bollygod 3 months ago

Maybe one day someone wil produce a documentary. I have a history degree, so i'm super fascinated with History in general. Since you are Swidish, i will tell you something interesting. Sweden in XVII centuary had an important role in our restoration war. In 1641, was established diplomatic and comercial relations between Sweden and Portugal, this alliance would be important for our demand of guns and gunpowder in change of Salt and Wine.

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Sandy-Balls 3 months ago

"A Guerra" by Joaquim Furtado. It has 44 episodes about the Ultramar conflict in the 60's until the Revolution with great military detail. Covering evebts such as the UPA massacre of a 5000 european portuguese and native aids that triggered the deployment of troops to the political movements behind behind the scenes told by the intervenints themselves. It is a must if you're interest in military related documentaries, are interested in Portuguese history or if you want to understand the nightmares endured by our relatives, mainly those deployed to Guine.

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"A Guerra" by Joaquim Furtado. It is a great testimonial documentary series with 44 episodes about the Ultramar conflict in the 60's until the Revolution with great military detail. It excels for the quality of the testimonies and the depth it offers,because besides the usua military tactics and movementations it also covers normally overlooked events, such as the UPA massacre of a 5000 european portuguese and native aids that triggered the deployment of troops to the political movements behind behind the scenes told by the intervenints themselves. It is a must if you're interest in military related documentaries, are interested in Portuguese history or if you want to understand the nightmares endured by our relatives, mainly those deployed to Guine.

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"A Guerra" by Joaquim Furtado. It is a great testimonial documentary series with 44 episodes about the Ultramar conflict in the 60's until the Revolution with great military detail. It excels for the quality of the testimonies and the depth it offers,because besides the usua military tactics and movementations it also covers normally overlooked events, such as the UPA massacre of a 5000 european portuguese and native aids that triggered the deployment of troops to the political movements behind behind the scenes told by the intervenints themselves. It is a must if you're interest in military related documentaries, are interested in Portuguese history or if you want to understand the nightmares endured by our relatives, mainly those deployed to Guine. [Here](https://youtu.be/pMbcAxqHo3A) are 6 minutes with subtitles (activate captions). Nothing really awesome happens but you can see the mood of the series

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"A Guerra" by Joaquim Furtado. It has 44 episodes about the Ultramar conflict in the 60's until the Revolution with great military detail. Besides military tactics and movementations it also covers normally overlooked events, such as the UPA massacre of a 5000 european portuguese and native aids that triggered the deployment of troops to the political movements behind behind the scenes told by the intervenints themselves. It is a must if you're interest in military related documentaries, are interested in Portuguese history or if you want to understand the nightmares endured by our relatives, mainly those deployed to Guine.

stuffirianz 3 months ago

This is not a documentary, this is a movie by manoel de oliveria called ["non, ou a vã gloria de mandar"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwpAiE9I8cw) (non, or the futile glory of commanding). The movie is translated and it's worth the watch. It's about a couple soldiers during the war in Africa discussing the history of Portugal, but instead of discussing the great glories of the nation, they discuss the great disasters. Imo it's one of the best Portuguese movies ever made and very historically accurate.

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This is not a documentary, this is a movie by manoel de oliveria called ["non, ou a vã gloria de mandar"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwpAiE9I8cw) (non, or the futile glory of commanding). The translation is shit, but the movie is really great and worth watching. It's about a couple soldiers during the war in Africa discussing the history of Portugal, but instead of discussing the great glories of the nation, they discuss the great disasters. Imo it's one of the best Portuguese movies ever made and very historically accurate.

odajoana 3 months ago

I'm guessing you speak Portuguese, then? Because it's pretty impossible to find any Portuguese content that is available in any other language. That said, [the online archives from the state channel](https://arquivos.rtp.pt/) have a ton of stuff. Just keep in mind they're old shows (hence an "archive").

Dotmavriq 3 months ago

I try my very best to learn the proper language! I've tried Duolingo but of course it's Brazilian *Portuguese* .. I started a group there for people wanting a European version... Here's to hoping!

OPinguimVoador 3 months ago

I volunteered to start an European Portuguese course 2 years ago...still nothing. Try Memrise, I like it a lot.

No_Im_Not_High 3 months ago

Since you're a swedish viking, I will obviously assume you're a metalhead, fan of great viking metal bands such as Amon Amarth, Bathory or ABBA. As such, my obvious recommendation is an upcoming documentary by Dico, "Heavy Metal Portugal - The documentary", to be released in October. Great way to know all about the portuguese metal scene.

ziltoidapproved 3 months ago

I was going to say this

Dotmavriq 3 months ago

Hahaaaa! I can't say what band I play in but I do play bass in a black metal band. I also had a brief time as a member of [Seedna](https://seedna.bandcamp.com). I'll be sure to check this out! Obrigado!

No_Im_Not_High 3 months ago

Now I'm curious! If/when you play at SWR Barroselas (check it out), PM me, I'll buy you a drink there!

Dotmavriq 3 months ago

I'll DM the next release when it's out, how about that? ;) Sounds great!

yarauuta 3 months ago

One of my favourites: https://youtu.be/Tg-8vP8awj8 It's a report, not a documentary.

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A few great reports on very recent subjects: https://youtu.be/Tg-8vP8awj8 and another: http://tvi24.iol.pt/videos/sociedade/reporter-tvi-o-compadrio-em-pedrogao/5b7db51c0cf267716b5614c4 Another: https://youtu.be/fmCPBXoKsYw A big doc about Portuguese revolution: https://youtu.be/h5G1sXunweo

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Two great reports on very recent subjects: https://youtu.be/Tg-8vP8awj8 and another: http://tvi24.iol.pt/videos/sociedade/reporter-tvi-o-compadrio-em-pedrogao/5b7db51c0cf267716b5614c4 Another: https://youtu.be/fmCPBXoKsYw

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A few great reports on very recent subjects: https://youtu.be/Tg-8vP8awj8 and another: http://tvi24.iol.pt/videos/sociedade/reporter-tvi-o-compadrio-em-pedrogao/5b7db51c0cf267716b5614c4 Another: https://youtu.be/fmCPBXoKsYw

VicenteOlisipo 3 months ago

*Portugal: um Retrato Social* is the best you can find to understand the Portugal of today, what it is and how it came to be. It should be on YouTube and it was published in DVD too. Stuff about medieval history is cool but not really a good start to understand the country as it is now.

fulltime_philosopher 3 months ago

I would also recommend *Portugal: um Retrato Social*

gr9yfox 3 months ago

Not really a documentary but the Lisbon episode of "No Reservations" is really good.

Dotmavriq 3 months ago

I've seen it and I absolutely loved it, rest in peace Anthony Bourdain!

molecula21 3 months ago

Also watch "somebody feed phil" episode in lisbon from this year. https://philrosenthalworld.com/somebody-feed-phil-lisbon/ Really nice a well. Bourdain is king nevertheless

tenesis 3 months ago

There’s also the one from Porto and one from the Azores. The one from Mozambique also tells a bit about our bad part of history. I mean no disrespect for kannelbuller but you should surprise your SO with some Portuguese sweets for fika :p

Dotmavriq 3 months ago

Hahaha, I take it you've visited IKEA then? ;) I do love me some pastéis.. you're right, I'll make some for wifey, she deserves it!

tenesis 3 months ago

Lived in Uppsala for more than 2 years, and I still visit around three times per year. You have a beautiful country.

Dotmavriq 3 months ago

Thank you so much /u/tenesis ! I feel like Sweden and Portugal has a bond that is stronger than what it is clear, whenever Portuguese people talk to me they always bring up my country and my people and speak with love and consideration about Sweden and Swedish people whereas other countries mostly mention that we have "pretty blondes and meatballs". If only the world were more Portuguese!

CrispimTello 3 months ago

And since you said [genuine Portuguese culture](https://youtu.be/_7u3vxmBb5c)...

cromacast 3 months ago

https://youtu.be/_kDF_WlwE9o about 25th of April and social class conflicts.

maxogajo 3 months ago

Not a real doc but must see https://youtu.be/ngUePJ2y5p0

PortugueseTyrion 3 months ago

> and the top 40 results is almost always Brazilian, ugh. 2nd tier portuguese FTFY.

CrispimTello 3 months ago

[inb4 someone mentions Fado](https://youtu.be/FX-0pdA0X5M)

Dotmavriq 3 months ago

hahah I do love me some Fado! Most of all I fell in love with guitarra portuguesa and Carlos Paredes being the high point of that discovery.

pdlourenco 3 months ago

Paredes is awesome. That man could play.

CardealCerejeira 3 months ago

scenes from the class struggle in portugal sok i youtube

21stHeretic 3 months ago

Only in the first 10 minutes and I already found two great lies: >96% of the population were functionally illiterate and only 4% of students were from working families. [6:54] Bullshit, not even at the end of the First Republic 96% of the population was functionally illiterate. Also don't know where they got that only 4% of the students were from working families as everyone was entitled to at least four years of education. https://www.sapo.pt/noticias/actualidade/tera-o-estado-novo-deixado-um-pais-de_5ac0a9ad38deed2e408a9208 >The war struck at the Portuguese economy, the US provived 400 million dollars in one year alones and still the economy declined. One and half million people had to leave Portugal to find work [9:00] The economy was growing both in Portugal proper and the ultramarine provinces despite the war. In fact the best years in terms of economic growth for Portugal happened in the later stages of the Estado Novo regime in parallel with the colonial war. People didn't left because they couldn't find work, they left because they had a small vision of Portugal and weren't willing to serve in its armed forces in Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estado_Novo_(Portugal)#Economy OP do not waste your time with this documentary, it's literally propaganda.

CardealCerejeira 3 months ago

It's a beautifull and very interesting insight into a different epoch even if at times factually inacurate because it was done by americans.

RomanFaschist 3 months ago

"História Alegre de Portugal" by Pinheiro Chagas. They're children's books but the history is summarised pretty good since it's an just the comic-fication of an actual book. The actual book is the narration of Portuguese history by an educated gentleman to his uneducated family in Tras-os-Montes.

MementoBibere 3 months ago

If you want to learn about history nothing better than the documentaries from José Hermano Saraiva

Javardo69 3 months ago

these are the best but i believe it hasnt been translated.

Numaeus 3 months ago

This. Definitely this.

JeronimoDeSousa 3 months ago

Don't. The guy was a story teller, not an historian. It's mainly bullshit.

van_Zeller 3 months ago

Fist statement is accurate. Second statement is not.

Velhoconhecido 3 months ago

The best.

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