Catarina Alves Costa
Catarina Alves Costa is an anthropologist and filmmaker. Born in Oporto Portugal in 1967, she received a BA in Social Anthropology from the Instituto Superior de Cincias do Trabalho e da Empresa (Lisbon, Portugal) in 1990. In 1992, she received an MA in Visual Anthropology from the Granada Centre University of Manchester (U.K.). From 1995 to 2000 she worked in the National Ethnological Museum in Film Archives (mostly from Africa and Timor) doing research and production of documentary films for exhibitions, and then moved to the island of S. Vicente in Cape Verde working with a documentary film festival.
Since 1997 she has been teaching Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Film in the Social Sciences at the Nova University of Lisboan. She is also co-founder of the production company, Laranja Azul, where she works as a Producer/Director of Creative Documentaries. She is also President of the Board of the Portuguese Documentary Association and Artistic Co-Director of the International Documentary Seminar, Docs Kingdom, held every year in Serpa, Portugal.