Tips to Choose a Responsible Cultural Tour

The line between cultural immersion and cultural invasion is at risk of becoming very thin. Here are my tips to choose a responsible cultural tour.

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Best Cultural Tourism Destinations in 2017

If you’re wondering where to travel in the next twelve months, let me inspire you with the best destinations for cultural tourism in 2017.

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Interview with Ricardo Couto – Director of “Terra Mãe”

Ricardo Couto, the young artist who directed “Terra Mãe”, believes that filmmaking might be just one of the tools he’ll use to satisfy his “creative urge”.

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Interview with Liliana Gonçalves – Writer, Producer and Director of “TURP”

A cinematographer by vocation and a director by accident, Liliana Gonçalves is the writer, producer and director of the award winning short-film “TURP”.

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Fantasporto 2016: Polish Mermaids, Irish Exorcists, and Time Circles

A roundup of the 37th Fantasporto’s closing ceremony and this year’s winners.

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SoPA: Theater Workshops and Community Life in Brixton

“Being involved with the community” may sound like something scraped out of a beauty pageant rehearsed speech (at best) or a politician’s empty promise to get more votes (at worst), but in the real world there are people who understand, live and feel this somewhat cliched concept under their skin. Pedro is one of them and, together with Matilde, they walk the talk with SoPA.

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10 Top Independent Film Festivals Not to Miss in Your Lifetime

From the hundreds of independent film festivals happening every year around the world, some are more unmissable than others. They have been around for quite a while (some even before the indie film hype), they have proven themselves as strong players in the industry, and they continue to attract followers and fans year after year. Without any particular order, these are the 10 top independent film festivals not to miss in your lifetime.

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Your Part in Responsible and Sustainable Cultural Travel

What can we as travelers do to respect and protect cultural heritage? How do we know if we are supporting the right tour companies and are doing what its best to the host country’s economy? Should we take tours to rural villages in Africa, visit slums in India and favelas in Brazil?

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Vera Marmelo: the (Accidental) Photographer

I first met Vera in Bairro Alto about five years ago in one of her exhibits. Her portraits showed people from the inside out (stripped but not vulnerable), that natural and clear. This, to me, is Vera’s signature.

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“Nick Suave”: Introducing You to The Man Who Speaks Rock ‘n’ Roll

“Nick Suave” may be his stage name but he’s far from being a presumptuous rock star who is too full of himself, with the proverbial stick up where the sun doesn’t shine.

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