I Am Here

Zsófi Paczolay

Dorian Rivière

Documentary / HD / 79' / 2024

“The most constant and deadly disease in any society, is indifference.” – Abbé Pierre

In 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Lisbon’s largest sports center is repurposed into an emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Guided by Teresa, the project’s director, a temporary and self-organized community emerges, restoring a culture of care and mutual support. In a society on the edge of collapse, and despite the neighborhood’s scorn, the residents find a voice and a sense of belonging. The film follows the journey of Tiago and Placido, two committed friends, as they navigate the everyday turmoil in the hope of a new beginning.

With Plácido, Maria Teresa Bispo, Tiago Directing Zsófi Paczolay, Dorian Rivière Editing Joana Góis, Dorian Rivière, Zsófi Paczolay Cinematography Dorian Rivière Sound Zsófi Paczolay Sound Editing and Mix Nuno Carvalho Colorist Paulo Américo Music Pedro Alves Sousa Design Francisca Alarcão, Viktor Németh Creative Consultants Deniz Buga, Ezequiel Salinas, Leonor Noivo, Tiago Hespanha Executive Producer Zsófi Paczolay, Dorian Rivière, Tiago Hespanha


Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (FICG) 39, Mexico'24