The Dockworker’s Dream

Bill Morrison

Portugal 2015


a film by Bill Morrison featuring “The Hustle” music by Lambchop
co-written by Ryan Norris and Kurt Wagner.

Drawing from Portugal’s rich heritage of shipping, trade, and exploration, “The Dockworker’s Dream” takes the viewer on a journey downriver, into port, into factories, towns, and families, and out into the great unknown. Different ports of call are framed by the solitary sojourn of a dockworker, perhaps remembering his own past, or dreaming of another’s. Like the hunters in his dream, the film seeks to recover ancient and seldom viewed images from the recesses of our collective memory.