Fantasia Lusitana UMAG 2

The Embassy of Portugal and the Camões – Institute for Language and Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, together with the Uğur Mumcu Foundation (UM:AG), will celebrate the Portuguese “Carnation Revolution” on the next 27th of April, at 18.30, in Ankara. at the premises of UM:AG.

On April 25th 1974, the Carnation Revolution overthrew the authoritarian regime of the “Estado Novo”, in power since 1933. The name "Carnation Revolution" comes from the fact that almost no shots were fired and when the population took to the streets to celebrate the end of the dictatorship and war in the colonies, carnations were put into the muzzles of rifles and on the uniforms of the army. Since then, Portugal celebrates every April 25th as its “Dia da Liberdade” (Freedom Day).

To commemorate this date, the movie “Fantasia Lusitana” (Lusitania Illusion), will be screened.

Fantasia Lusitana – Lusitania Illusion

Director: João Canijo

Synopsis: Images and sounds expose the duality of Portugal during the days of WW2: a peaceful, god-loving, rural country, providing an escape route for over one hundred thousand European refugees to the Americas; and political and cultural elite that disguised their Nazi inclinations just enough to play its neutral role in international politics.

Watch the teaser here.

Date:               April 27, 2014

Time:               18.30

Venue:            UM:AG: Uğur Mumcu Arastırmacı Gazetecelik Vakfı

Paris Caddesi No: 14 Kavaklıdere - ANKARA 

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