“Pare, Escute e Olhe” depicts the Trás-os-Montes region depopulated, hostage of political promises that were not kept. In the Tua railway line, the train travels towards an imminent death. In the name of progress, the construction of the Foz Tua dam, threatens to submerges a unique heritage, part of Trás-os-Montes identity. “Pare, Escute e Olhe”, directed by Jorge Pelicano, won 6 national awards, including Best Portuguese Documentary in DocLisboa 2009 and the Grand Award of the Environment in Cine Eco 2009 in Seia.
The mission of Platform Save the Tua is to protect the Tua Valley by raising awareness about the inconsistencies of the Foz Tua dam, which is being constructed in one of the most beautiful rivers in Portugal, with the values abided by Unesco World Heritage nomination of the Alto Douro Wine Region. We demand for this construction to stop immediately before a natural heritage spot of a high ecological, social and economic value and part of our legacy and Portuguese identity and culture suffers irreversible damages.