By the Hand of Alice

The documentary By the Hand of Alice follows the academic and sociopolitical wanderings of Boaventura de Sousa Santos in the course of the research project ALICE – Strange Mirrors, Unsuspected Lessons. The idea that European political imagination needs to reinvent itself in light of the social and political experiences of the world appears here grounded in multiple encounters, journeys and places of departure that give us access to the excursions that move Boaventura towards the Epistemologies of the South. By the hand of the director, Raquel Freire, Boaventura’s portrait is drawn between his public voice and the backstage of an incessant itinerary, ever familiar to the designs of affections and warm reason.