Edila Gaitonde, born in the Azores, was the first Portuguese woman to marry a Goan of Indian origin during the Salazar dictatorship. Her husband was Pundalik Gaitonde, a freedom fighter who fought for Goa’s independence from Portugal.
Edila was a fighter, piano teacher, radio presenter, documentary maker. She left us in 2021 at the age of 100, but it is through her that we will learn stories about an unknown Goa and a forgotten Portugal based on her accounts, photographs and dozens of previously unseen super 8mm films.
O Cold Water / Água Fria is in the International Competition of Festival Regards Sur Le Court Métrage, no Quebec, Canada.
It is the first time that Cold Water / Água Fria will be presented in Turkey.
In today's society we are daily invaded by images of beautiful and young bodies. Older bodies are hidden and forgotten as if they were steeped in negativity.
Our short film Cold Water / Água Fria will be shown in Grant's True Tales Festival at Cinema São Jorge, Room 3, Lisbon, April 12th. We will share screen with Um Documentary Bestial by Nuno Costa and Fado Celeste by Diogo Varela Silva.