DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency

At this film screening, producer Natasha Craveiro will be our guest for a subsequent Q&A. 


Kap Verde 2023 – Director: Carlos Yuri Ceuninck – Orig. version w/English subtitles – subsequent Q&A w/producer Natasha Craveiro – Length: 64 min.

  • So., 05.05.24
    City 3

On the craggy coast of the Cape Verde island of São Nicolau, Quirino lives with his hen and a radio that tells him about life outside his ghost village. He ponders human existence and spends every day in solitude. When everyday life becomes too arduous for the 76-year-old, he has to make a decision: can he leave his home behind and begin a new life? Eva Weinmann



Carlos Yuri Ceuninck is from Santo Antão, Cape Verde. He studied at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba, specializing in documentary film directing. Ceuninck is an alumni of the Hot Docs Blue Ice Group, the EFM DocSalon Toolbox programme (Berlinale) and the SDI Connecting Stories programme (Scottish Documentary Institute).

Filmography (selection)

THE MASTERS PLAN, CV 2021, 52 min.


Nominated for the DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency

The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.


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Writer: Carlos Yuri Ceuninck, César Schofield. Camera: Arilson Almeida. Sound: David Medina. Editing: Antoine Donnet. Music: Henrique Silva. Production: Korikaxoru Films. Producer: Natasha Craveiro.

  • So., 05.05.24
    City 3