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Recontro De Valdevez
This short 8 minute film uses visual storytelling techniques to illustrate a key event in the foundatiin of Portugal as a nation - the Recontro de Valdevez.
The battle / tournament took place in Arcos de Valdevez on the banks of the river Vez between the Kingdom of León and the newly emerging Kingdom of Portugal in the summer of 1140 or 1141.
The film is based on a historical recreation staged in the municipality of Arcos de Valdevez between 8-10 July, 2016.
In 2016, 875 years since the original tournament, historical recreations of the Recontro were organised during the Feiras Afonsinas in Guimarães, in the São Bento railway station in Porto, and in the Paço de Giela castle in Arcos de Valdevez.