First Stone Documentary Films


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Aired on Saturday 20 October at 8:20pm

Throughout the programme, First Stone presented a series of 3 documentary films in partnership with Portuguese television network RTP, about the first three projects it developed – Resistance, Still Motion and Common Sense.

Focussing on Portuguese Stone and the different projects that the First Stone programme originated, this documentary film series reveals the various aspects of the life of this raw-material, covering its existence in nature, its extraction, and finally its transformation, presented in the context of innovative ideas and the development of specific projects. Each documentary follows one of the three first projects of the programme, including interviews to the gust authors and their international presentations, which took place between 2016 and 2017:

RESISTANCE — watch documentary

Álvaro Siza, Amanda Levete, Bijoy Jain, Eduardo Souto de Moura,
ELEMENTAL, João Luís Carrilho da Graça,
Mia Hägg, Paulo David, Studio mk27, Vladimir Djurovic

STILL MOTION — watch documentary

Ian Anderson, Jonathan Barnbrook, Jorge Silva, Pedro Falcão,
Peter Saville, Sagmeister & Walsh

COMMON SENSE — watch documentary

Claudia Moreira Salles, Estudio Campana, Fernando Brízio,
Jasper Morrison, Michael Anastassiades,
Miguel Vieira Baptista, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The last documentary about the program will be presented for the first time at the end of the First Stone 2016/2022 exhibition. Like its predecessors, this will be a tribute to the immense creativity and commitment of the guest authors and the group of Portuguese entrepreneurs who collaborated throughout the programme. Besides interviews, this documentary will also integrate the Conference in the Tivoli BBVA Theatre that preceded the opening of the exhibition on June 23rd.