Grândola, Swarthy Town
Director: David Mendes
Producer: Ideias com Pernas
GrÃ¢ndola is a Portuguese coastal village in the Alentejo region, district of SetÃºbal, that will always be connected to the song â€œGrÃ¢ndola, Vila Morenaâ€, by JosÃ© Afonso, and to the values of Freedom, Democracy and Solidarity. On April 25th, 1974, that song was broadcast on national radio as a code for the start of the Revolution that ended the long lasting dictatorship in the country.
This film uses the lyrics of a song usually associated with political purposes, and adapts it to the modern Municipality of GrÃ¢ndola. With a fresher musical arrangement, it draws a singular parallel between the lyrics and GrÃ¢ndola as a tourist destination of excellence.
With more than 40km of amazing beaches with golden sand and crystalline water, GrÃ¢ndola is surrounded by rich natural and built heritage. By archeological stations, mining shafts and monuments that evoke the Revolution. By fraternal and welcoming people, delicious food and beautiful crafts, and by unique fairs and traditions.
This film is targeted at everyone who is interested in traveling, knowing different places and whoever wishes to be amazed.