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Inês Pedrosa e Melo

Inês Pedrosa e Melo

Documentary Film and Video
BA in Communication Sciences, Major in Film & Television Studies - College of Social and Human Sciences, Nova University of Lisbon, 2015
Graduate Studies in Anthropology, Specialization in Visual Cultures - College of Social and Human Sciences, Nova University of Lisbon, 2016


Inês is an aspiring documentary filmmaker and photographer from Lisbon, Portugal. With a background in communication and media sciences and a major in film and television studies, she has been drawn to visual anthropology and documentary film as a way to (attempt to) understand the human complexity and turn it into visual statements. She hopes to seek and give voice to discourses that often fall between the cracks of history.

Fascinated by marginal cultural practices, her work has mainly consisted of a series of brief reflections on resistance and counterculture symbols and institutions in pre and post-fascist Portugal - Nós que Prá-kys-tamos (2014) and If these walls could talk (2015) -, as well as on public and private reconstructions of memory. Some of her research and work interests are contemporary history and historiography, visual anthropology, archival studies, memory and nostalgia - her graduate project in Lisbon, a product of the convergence of these interests, is a reflection on home movies and filmic practices, personal archives and memory.

Inês was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 2016 and is currently pursuing the MFA in Documentary Film and Video Production at Stanford University.


Fulbright Scholarship, 2017


Dec 2017


December 12, 2017

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium


February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space