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Documentary "SIZA" Honored at Festival of Iberoamerican Cultures in Stockholm

The acclaimed documentary "SIZA," a biographical portrayal of renowned Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, was featured at the Festival of Iberoamerican Cultures on March 5th in Stockholm, Sweden. The festival, in its thirteenth edition, was themed "Urban Space: Coexistence and Culture," celebrating the rich tapestry of Iberoamerican culture and its dynamic relationship with urban landscapes.

(From left to right) Juan Carlos Vidal García, Augusto Custodio, Sara Martins and Bruno Oliveira.

Organized in partnership with the Camões Institute and with the participation of over twelve embassies, the festival showcased diverse cultural expressions from the Iberoamerican region. Among the distinguished guests were Sara Martins, the Ambassador of Portugal to Sweden, Bruno Oliveira Silva, the Deputy Chief of Mission/Head of the Consular Section from the Portuguese embassy and both Ambassador Maria Edileuza Fontenele Reis and Second Secretary Amintas Angel Cardoso Santos Silva, from the brazilian embasssy in Sweden. Additionally, the event was graced by the presence of Juan Carlos Vidal García, Director of the Cervantes Institute.

Director Augusto Custodio was present at the festival to discuss the documentary's significance in preserving Álvaro Siza's legacy and amplifying the impact of his architectural contributions. He expressed gratitude towards the various institutions and individuals involved in organizing the festival, remarking, "I am deeply thankful to all the esteemed representatives for their support and for providing a platform to showcase 'SIZA' at this prestigious event. Their dedication to promoting cultural exchange and appreciation is commendable."

Screening of the documentary

"SIZA" offers a poignant exploration of Álvaro Siza Vieira's life and work, emphasizing the human stories behind his iconic architectural creations. The documentary continues to resonate with audiences worldwide, inspiring a deeper appreciation for the intersection of architecture, culture, and identity.

For more information about "SIZA" and upcoming screenings, click here,


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