Many think that swapping the so-called shacks for buildings with renovated and furnished apartments symbolizes “progress” in living standards. Tuna and Augusta miss living with other Cape Verdeans in the self-produced neighborhoods of Amadora. Today, in the building, they often feel helpless, as like several other people, they had to be rehoused in the buildings when self-produced neighborhoods were demolished by the city Council.
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.