Interviews (in portuguese)

Fishermen from Sesimbra, who sometimes sail huge distances, don’t use the compass needle. They’re guided by the stars and the reddish outline of the mountains. Out at sea, when they see the Espichel Cape at water level, they say they’re in the Mar do Cabo Raso and when the lighthouse disappears, they’re in the sea of the Mar do Cabo Feito.

«(…) If a fisherman falls sick, the others work on his behalf: he receives his full share. If a fisherman should die, they’ll support his widow and children, giving them the gains that he earned in life. They give part of the catch to the hospital and the asylum. »

Os Pescadores, Raúl Brandão (1923)