Rui Bela

Journalist and Film Director

Portrait of Rui Bela

Rui Bela has dedicated part of his professional life to the sea. He directed documentaries with rudimentary means, one of which – “À glória desta faina” (To the glory of this fishing activity) – inspired a section on cod line-fishing in the Ílhavo Maritime Museum, Portugal. In his latest film, “Nos mares da memória – estórias de uma faina maior…” (In the seas of memory – stories of a greater fishing activity), he raises awareness on this fishing technique, by preserving the audiovisual memories of those who took part in it and by disclosing to civic society the “stories” the seamen have to tell.