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Ana Miranda, Champion of Portuguese Art, Film and Culture

In today’s episode of Our Portuguese Table, we chat with Ana Miranda Ventura of the Arte Institute. Even before then, though, Angela & Maria spend a couple minutes comparing East and West Coast winters. Whose side are you on?

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Ana started the Arte Institute when she moved to the U.S. from Portugal to take some acting classes. Arte Institute hopes to showcase the contemporary culture of Portugal in the arts through film, art, literature, music and dance. Its documentary, Portuguese in SoHo, features a soundtrack by singer Rita Redshoes and shares the stories of Portuguese immigrants to the neighborhood in New York City. View the film’s teaser here: A book is on the way – stay tuned! Ana also launched the New York Portuguese Short Film Festival. The NYPSFF runs simultaneously in New York and Lisbon. The 2018 edition is now currently accepting submissions. For more info, visit:

And last, but not least, we talk about food! Ana developed her love of food as an adult. She talks about a trip to Mozambique in which she was reminded of her avó’s eggs.

To learn more about the Arte Institute and its program, visit their website: or Facebook Page:

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