On a street art ride, Quinta do Mocho turns around stereotypes, giving new meaning to life in the ghetto and enhancing the qualities of the territory and its inhabitants. “Cenas do Gueto, Mocho Tá na Casa” dismantles the discourse that the neighborhood lacks culture, talent, humanity, while pointing the finger at exclusion, racism, police violence, poverty. Ghetto is city. Culture takes place in the ghetto.
This 27-episode series introduces the inhabitants, artists and history of Quinta do Mocho. They are ethnographic microdocumentaries made by the anthropologist and sociologist Otávio Raposo, edited by the anthropologist Filipe Ferraz, and with graphic design and communication by the anthropologist Gabriela Leal.
This series is part of the ArtCitizenship research project, which researches “non-institutional territories for the construction of citizenship and participation in the public sphere”, seeking to understand the links between art, creativity and political agency.
“Cenas do Ghetto, Mocho Tá na Casa” is a financial project by FCT, a partnership between CICS.NOVA, NOVA FCSH, CIES-Iscte and CRIA. The production is by the Associação Wamã - Public Anthropology.