The word campo 'field' comes from the Latin capere 'to capture'. In ancient Rome, the Campus Martius was a training arena for war; on the outskirts of modern-day Lisbon, Campo de Tiro is Europe’s largest military base. Military troops train for fictional missions, astronomy aficionados observe the stars and a boy plays the piano for the wild deer lurking in the dark. Campo reflects on the nature of the mundane and the transcendental, as life manifests itself in its many contradictory and mysterious dimensions.
Tiago Hespanha (Coimbra, 1978) graduated in architecture from the University of Coimbra. After taking an Ateliers Varan workshop, he completed his Master’s Degree in Creative Documentary at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona in 2012. He has been a partner at the Lisbon-based production company Terratreme since 2008. He has directed several films and taken on different roles in other projects. He teaches for the DocNomads Joint Master’s Degree in Documentary Filmmaking.
IndieLisboa - Best Portuguese Director Prize