Portuguese Documentary To Premiere At BUEI

November 4, 2019

A new locally made documentary chronicling the Portuguese experience on the island will premiere at the Bermuda Underwater Anniversary Institute later this month [Nov 27].

Produced and directed by Bermudian filmmaker Milton Raposo, Fabric is being shown in conjunction with this month’s festivities commemorating the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese migrants on the island.

Fabric Bermuda November 2019

In November, 1849 the ship Golden Rule made landfall at Bermuda carrying 58 immigrants, comprising 16 women, seven children and 35 men.

Arriving here as farm labourers, they were the first Portuguese to settle in Bermuda.

Later arrivals would come primarily from the Azores and today it’s estimated that somewhere between 20 and 25 percent of Bermudians have at least some Portuguese ancestry.

Fabric marks the culmination of a decade-long effort by Mr. Raposo to bring the story of the island’s Portuguese community to the screen.

Subtitled Portuguese History in Bermuda, the film will be shown at the BUEI’s Tradewinds Auditorium at 6 pm.

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