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My Country Is What The Sea Doesn’t Want by Casa Da Esquina (Portugal, 30 min)

A story of Portuguese immigrants in the UK, we see a generation divided by the harsh reality of their homeland. Based on interviews with individuals who’ve settled in the UK, this is also the personal story of writer-director Ricardo Correia. With the austerity measures implemented in Portugal following 2008’s financial crisis, he is one of many young people who’ve moved abroad to try and find opportunities. Torn between staying or leaving, it explores an inner turmoil born of this particular set of circumstances. Casa De Esquina is a Portugal-based company exploring connections between performance, photography, writing and beyond