12-18 November 2018

Balada de um BatrŠquio (Batrachian's Ballad)

Leonor Teles

Balada de um BatrŠquio (Leonor Teles)
L'Alternativa Hall / Hall Focus - Session 5 / Balada de um BatrŠquio


According to Portuguese tradition, ceramic frogs are placed in the doorways of restaurants and other commercial premises to ward off gypsies. The experiences of Romani people in Portugal today are interweaved with recollections to counter the growing tendency to use belief and superstition to deride other human beings and keep them at bay.


  • Country Portugal
  • Year 2016
  • Format digital
  • Running time 11 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language Portuguese
  • Subtitles Spanish, English
  • Production company Uma Pedra no Sapato
  • Producer Filipa Reis, Jo„o Miller Guerra
  • Screenplay Leonor Teles
  • Photography Leonor Teles
  • Editor Leonor Teles
  • Sound Bernardo Theriaga


Saturday 17, 19.00 h — Hall CCCB