Africa-Press – Cape verde. The short film “Catxupada”, made by a group of students from Escola Básica de São Pedro, São Vicente, as part of the “Txiluf-Stop motion” training, was selected for the 28th edition of the international environmental film festival, CineEco, in Portugal.
The short film addresses the increase in the presence of plastics in the seas and the consequences of micro-plastics entering the food chain.
The students wanted to show how Cachupa, a typical dish from Cape Verde, also underwent changes in its ingredients.
The material was selected for the oldest Portuguese film festival dedicated to the environment, which between the 8th and 15th of October, completes its 28th Edition.
The “TXILUF!” project sets as main objective to increase ocean literacy levels in elementary schools and train students with the technique of Stop Motion animation cinema.
The initiative has already covered several basic schools between the islands of Santo Antão and São Vicente: S. Pedro and Salamansa, Chã de Alecrim, Ribeira Bote, Ribeirinha, Calhau and Ribeira de Calhau.
On the island of Santo Antão, it benefited the schools of Vale do Paul, making a total of 136 direct beneficiaries (students of basic schools at 10 years old).
Since 2019, the “TXILUF!” project has been part of the Cape Verde Ocean Week program.