Joao Meirinhos

João Meirinhos

João is a filmmaker with strong inclinations towards experimental ethnography and visual art. He’s been engaging with socially engaged creative organizations that focus on social justice, artivism and environmental awareness for about a decade. Since 2009 he’s been running ‘Cinema du Desert’ with Italian NGO Bambini Nel Deserto: a solar powered mobile cinema that has taken him screening films (by land and for free) along West Africa’s and Central Asia’s most isolated communities. Based in Lisbon, founder of Filmes Sombra, a production company focused on Art, Audiovisual and Anthropology, has been working as a freelancer performer, self shooting director, video editor and copywriter.