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 2017 and 2018 and a Calouste Gulbenkian grant in 2018. She is currently pursuing the MFA in Documentary Film and Video Production at Stanford University.