Archivi del mese: gennaio 2012

Mindelo: backstage of the backstage

Mindelo is a quaint touristic city, with colonial architecture and beautiful beaches by the promenade. To be honest we had hoped to spend a few days there relaxing by the sea, but in the end the stories we found were … Continua a leggere

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Mindelo: 2nd chapter of production

After a long sleepless night at the airport, spent working with the wonderful free wifi there, we arrived at Mindelo on the island of Sao Vicente, part of the northern Barlavento archipelago. We rented a flat (bartered to a great … Continua a leggere

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Praia

We left Ribeira da Barca on the island of Santiago, together with José for the second chapter of production: Mindelo, on the island of Sao Vicente. While traveling we made a stop in the capital Praia, where another part of … Continua a leggere

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Interviewing the farmers

Another problem caused by sand gathering is the salination of fresh water deposits. Salt water from the ocean seeps into the ground, destroying plantations near the coast and ruining wells. The sand functioned as a filter, and now without this … Continua a leggere

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What Ribeira da Barca could be

José brought us to Ribeira das Prata, a beach half an hour north of Ribeira da Barca. Volcanic black sand still covers a long, wide shoreline here, and it is startlingly beautiful. The former beaches of Ribeira da Barca and … Continua a leggere

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Day out at sea

The points of view of Ribeira da Barca’s fishermen are essential for understanding what is happening in the Cape Verdean waters. We followed a usual work day of fishing with some of the the most experienced fishermen in the village. … Continua a leggere

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Sandgrains video backstage one

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