“Mrs. Bia misses the time when she was young. She remembers returning from parties with her friends by tram and paying just 25 escudos for the ticket, the equivalent to 12 cents. Today, the same means of transportation, frequented mostly by tourists, costs €3. According to Mrs. Bia, not only was the fare cheaper, but so was the food”.
This series of videos is the result of the research projects AFRO-PORT Afrodescendants in Portugal and Memorialist Discourses and the Making of History with the aim of recording oral memories about the history of colonialism and highlighting their importance in African and Portuguese history. The project brings together testimonies from Africans about Portugal before and after the Revolution of April 25, 1975. Issues such as reception, housing, work, residence and racism are addressed.