Utopic Show


Utopic Show tells the story of a show that came out of the desire to combine languages ​​and reasons that tend to be at odds.

In the hours leading up to the premiere, rehearsals and reflections are made on the relationship between science, art and social transformation. What's behind a stage that defies the boundaries between popular and erudite culture, university and street narratives, expressions from the periphery and the center? The show is driven by the utopias of horizontality and complementarity of knowledge, equality in difference, the transformation of power relations into shared authority relations. A fundamental moment of the project Alice, Espelhos Estranhos Lições Imprevistas of the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, the show "Alice in the city: sciences, social, rap and more" is consistent with the proposal of Epistemologies of the South and bets on the realization of a ecology of knowledge, valuing knowledge that arises from social struggles and promoting a broader understanding of the world, without losing sight of the horizon of social transformation.

By  Pedro Neves
Documentary Short
Portugal / 34 min.
Color, 4K
TV, VOD, and digital platforms

Filmin Portugal

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Teatro da Cerca de São Bernardo, Coimbra, Portugal.

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Pedro Neves


Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Pedro Neves and Sara Araújo


Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Sara Araujo


Pedro Neves and Miguel Proença

Assistant Director

António Pedrosa


Pedro Neves


João Ricardo

Production Assistants

Rita Kacia Oliveira and José Manuel Pinheiro

Post-production and Production

Red Desert


CES and Projecto Alice


Abyssal Line Band, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Favela 31, Frankão – The Gringo is me, Hezbo MC, Jackson Soul Jah, José Craveiro, LBC Soldjah, Mick Mengucci, Mynda Guevara, Nuno Piteira, Raquel Lima and Raul Alvares


André Queda, Inês Elias, Lassalete Paiva, Peter Dias da Silva, Regina Bezerra, Academic Theater of Gil Vicente and Town Hall of Vila Nova de Famalicao