Life in Common

Director: Diogo Pereira

Portugal & Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2020



Life in Common follows a period in the life of Poeta and Belinha, a couple of Cape Verdean origin who lives in a community scheduled to be dismantled: the neighborhood of Barruncho, in Odivelas. Uncertain about the future, Poeta and Belinha take care of their animals and crops, and adjust to the daily changes.

About Director

Born in 1994 in Lisbon, Diogo Pereira is a filmmaker and photographer based in Lisbon and Sarajevo. Diogo completed his BA studies in Sarajevo, his first film “Espadim” made during his studies. “Factory” had its world premiere in Doclisboa and was also shown in Sarajevo Film Festival on the BH Film section. His last film “Life in Common” had the world premiere at Doclisboa and it was also shown at DMZ Docs in the International Competition section.


Camera: Diogo Pereira

Editor: Diogo Pereira

Sound: Diogo Pereira

Producer: Diogo Pereira, Américo Pereira, Piedade Duarte