Primeiro Cais
First Dock

Filmed along 8 months, between 2016 and 2017, “Primeiro Cais" (First Dock) portrays the hidden lifestyle of a group of fishermen in Cacilhas (Portugal), focusing on their stories, lunches and convivial moments.

Direction, Camera, Editing: Chiara Missaggia
Audio  Post-production: Pedro Bernardino
Poster: Joana Bernardo
Published with the support of chumbo

In an ex ice factory abandoned since 40 years, Mario and David have their activity as professional fishermen. In this place they keep and prepare all their equipment, but there is also a second floor with a kitchen and a big table. 

Here, everyday, when they come back from fishing in the Tagus River, they prepare lunch for themselves and for a group of friends created in the last years, thanks to the common passion for fishing. They are bound by a great friendship, which is the reason why this spot turned out to be a place of work and of gathering and sharing as well.

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Official selection: Leiria Film Fest (2020), ShortCutz Funchal (2021);
Nomination: Best documentaries in 2021 by Cineuphoria;
Special screenings: ShortCutz Lisboa (2023); Mostra de Cinema e Arte Indizível, Silves (2023); Documentary cycle of the conference "Landscape Museum: Narratives and Experience of Place", School of Communication and Media Studies, Lisbon (2019).

©Chiara Missaggia