11 April 2009

Maddie : What Lies Beneath the Truth - Trailer




Madeleine McCann disappeared on May, 03 2007.

For the first time this documentary re-enacts the events of that night, a night that hit the news worldwide and grabbed the people's attention for so long.

Gonçalo Amaral, the chief investigator, presents his version of the events and all questions are answered by interviewing the main participants in the story.

Did the witnesses speak the truth?

What are the main inconsistencies?

What did the forensic tests reveal?

Why did Maddie's case reach a dead end?

Experts were consulted, and all scientific and forensic evidence found were thoroughly examined. Investigation material never yet shown is presented.

Two re-enactments at Vila da Luz, shed light on what has happened to Madeleine McCann, that Thursday night, May 3, 2007.

After 27 years on the force, Gonçalo Amaral retired in July 2008 to regain his full freedom of expression about the case, and do his best to help uncover the whole truth and to see justice done.

Based on Gonçalo Amaral book: A Verdade da Mentira - The Truth of the Lie.


Source: Valentim de Carvalho






26 comments:

  1. Many thanks Joana
    There is a will: justice for Madeleine.
    The crime which has been committed must and will be punished.It will and I have always said it.....even if the investigation has been brutally stopped.Both countries,the UK and Portugal will be forced to answer for it:this is their duty.
    Gracias siempre por tu trabajo y seriedad.
    Un gran abrazo

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  2. I hope will see the mccanns and rest of "Tapas 9" in a court one day and hear them explain all their lies.

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  3. Força Amaral! Justiça para a Maddie!

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  4. For those wanting a copy you
    can order it from the sales representative in this page http://212.55.142.230/workmedia/vcm/maddie.html

    I believe the DVD is in Portuguese with English subtitles, or maybe there's a mix between both languages.

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  5. Thank you Joana - and for all your hard work!

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  6. Yes, yes, yes!!! I wonder if British TV will be broadcasting it?! Somehow I doubt it.....

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  7. Thank You, Joana, this is what we were waiting for.

    My name is Bond...

    Goncalo Bond...

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  8. Thank you Joana,and Astro, you have been doing an invaluable service to all that seek the truth an justice for Madeleine.
    I'm all in "goosebumps", can hardly wait to see this documentary, I usually dread Mondays, now it can't come soon enough!

    Rosie

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  9. This is so promising. Two documentaries: one based on evidence gathered by the police investigation, the other based on a jumble of discredited lies.

    Let's hope they'll be given equal exposure so that certain 'discrepancies' can be highlighted for all to see.

    Then more and more people will want to know why the British government and media have deliberately distorted and suppressed the facts surrounding the disappearance of a three-year old British citizen. And Mr McCann's latest antics in Portugal will have backfired dramatically.

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  10. God morning Joana.

    I have just sent the following email, I shall send you a copy of their response and hopefully details of a link to their "online shop."

    Regards.
    H



    Dear Sirs,

    Would you please supply details showing where I might purchase Dr Amaral's DVD.

    Might I suggest you supply a prominent link on your web page, or this page in order that people might more easily purchase the DVD.

    In spite of what you may believe about the UK, there are many in this country who seek justice for Madeleine McCann as equally there are many who hold Goncalo Amaral in great esteem, many of which I am sure would be interested in purchasing a hard copy of the documentary.

    Yours sincerely,

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  11. Hey Mitchell Spin This!

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  12. Jo, having said that, perhaps you might take it upon yourself to converse with the company and sort out a link that would facilitate the ordering of the DVD.

    H

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  13. Good Morning dear Himself, that is a great idea. I'm anticipating an excellent 'screening' night on Monday, finally we're going to 'see' what happened in reality to Maddie.

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  14. I've just called the Valentim de Carvalho Studios, everyone from the sales department is out for the weekend - it's Easter - eggs and such... I'll try to get Marta on Monday, and explain the interest of our British friends in the DVD.

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  15. Sr. Gonçalo Amaral, os meus parabéns pela sua coragem e persistência.
    Se todos nós fossemos assim o mundo seria com certeza um lugar melhor.
    Desejo-lhe as maiores felicidades, a si e à sua família.Força!!!

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  16. Goncalo, you are the voice of the truth and integrity in a swamp of lies.
    We will not give up either until justice is done!
    All the best for you and your family and a very happy Easter!

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  17. Crikey, just the trailer gave me goosebumps. This is so gonna be worth waiting for.

    Goncalo seems certain there will, one day, be justice for this little girl who has been let down so badly at every turn by her own parents.

    Well done Goncalo!

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  18. Quinta-feira, 3 de Julho de 2008
    CONVERSA ENTRE POLÍCIAS…
    Quando, em fins de 1983 (já lá vão cerca de 25 anos) eu e alguns colegas, concluído o curso de formação na Escola, fomos colocados no Núcleo de Estágio a funcionar na então S.C.I.T.E./C.I.C.D., instalada ao fundo da Rua Conde de Redondo, ali fomos encontrar um grupo de investigadores policiais cujas características, individuais e de grupo, e a forma de trabalhar, nos levou (pelo menos à maior parte de nós) a ali querer ser definitivamente colocados.

    De facto, a motivação e a dedicação ao serviço, o entusiasmo e alegria com que desempenhavam as suas funções, a competência e o profissionalismo que demonstravam foram, para nós, recém formados na Escola do Barro, a certeza de que a profissão que então iniciávamos se traduzia numa actividade plena de realização e numa carreira magnífica e com um futuro radioso.

    Grande parte desses colegas eram sensivelmente da nossa idade, pouco mais antigos que nós, do curso imediatamente anterior e, assim, com o respectivo estágio recentemente terminado.

    Entre eles estava o Gonçalo Amaral. Talvez com mais cabelo que agora e, eventualmente, um pouco menos pesado. No resto, era igual. Já na altura nos surpreendia a sua entrega à profissão, a competência que demonstrava, a segurança com que trabalhava, a coragem com que ia a todo o lado e enfrentava todo o tipo de situações e de adversários. Da mesma forma, era notória a boa disposição com que enfrentava as contrariedades e as adversidades da função, bem como a tolerância com que encarava as brincadeiras, às vezes irreverentes de um ou outro colega (e eu que o diga, que a consciência me acusa de o ter sido, não poucas vezes).

    Posteriormente o Gonçalo viria a trabalhar em Faro e em Ponta Delgada. Sempre com a disponibilidade pessoal e a capacidade profissional que lhe são características. E em todas as inúmeras valências que revestem hoje o trabalho de um investigador da Polícia Judiciária. Investigando homicídios ou recolhendo informações sobre redes criminosas organizadas. Analisando documentação relativa a complexas movimentações financeiras ou capturando indivíduos perigosos. Sem fugir ás dificuldades nem esmorecer face às contrariedades. Dando a cara e indo à luta. Sempre.

    De novo em Lisboa e no combate ao tráfico de droga, foi o Gonçalo nomeado, ainda como Agente, para chefiar uma Brigada de Investigação na D.C.I.T.E. Quem estava, nessa altura, nesse departamento, lembra-se que os resultados conseguidos por essa Brigada, sob a chefia carismática do Gonçalo Amaral, logo ultrapassaram a média das estatísticas. Os números conseguidos por si e pelos seus homens, quer quanto a indivíduos detidos, quer quanto a produto estupefaciente ou aos bens e valores apreendidos, quer, mesmo a condenações conseguidas em Tribunal marcaram uma época na D.C.I.T.E. e constituíram um exemplo.

    Eu sei. Lembro-me bem. Estava lá.
    Acumularia a chefia da Brigada com a condição de aluno universitário. E a sua forma característica de chefiar, sempre directa e frontal, num estilo de liderança permanente e plenamente assumido, sempre presente e sempre disponível, não o impossibilitou de, no mais curto espaço de tempo permitido, se licenciar em Direito. Não obstante a sua formação anterior ser de Engenharia.

    Voltámos a encontrar-nos no curso de promoção a Subinspector. Uma vez mais o Gonçalo deu mostras da sua notável capacidade de trabalho, pois que fez este curso, intensivo e exigente, em acumulação com a chefia da Brigada de Investigação. Patente ficou, também e uma vez mais, a sua significativa capacidade de estudo, tendo concluído o curso em primeiro lugar entre 99 colegas.
    Viria, posteriormente e na sequência lógica e natural da sua carreira profissional e do seu percurso de vida, a concorrer a Coordenador de Investigação Criminal e, como era de esperar, era promovido àquela categoria funcional pouco tempo depois.

    Depois…
    Bem, há cerca de um ano, todos nós assistimos, estupefactos, a uma espécie de espectáculo até então inédito entre nós. Como nos Autos de Fé do passado, certa comunicação social (principalmente inglesa, mas infelizmente não só essa) “derreteu” na praça pública um Homem da Polícia Judiciária portuguesa. Quadro superior da carreira de Investigação Criminal. Colega nosso e amigo de muitos de nós. Um assassínio de carácter como nenhum outro funcionário desta Casa tinha sido vítima até então. E porquê?
    Porque, como sempre foi seu apanágio, o Dr. Gonçalo Amaral, Coordenador de Investigação Criminal da Polícia Judiciária, foi à luta, empenhou-se, assumiu, enfrentou, corajosa e decididamente, as dificuldades e as contrariedades de um caso de serviço muitíssimo complexo e de contornos ainda, e quiçá para sempre, indefinidos.

    Talvez pela primeira vez na História da Polícia Judiciária, um investigador é exposto na praça pública e a sua vida privada devassada. Apenas por estar a investigar um determinado caso suspeito. Por estar a trabalhar. Talvez o Estado Português, a Administração Pública, a nossa Polícia Judiciária, devessem ter mecanismos para proteger os seus representantes em situações como esta. Para os resguardar no exercício da sua actividade profissional em proveito do Serviço Público. Talvez todos nós, colegas de profissão, nos devêssemos ter assumido e, fazendo jus ao famoso, tradicional e tão apregoado “Espírito de Corpo” que dizem característico da nossa “Casa”, nos devêssemos ter, de alguma forma, manifestado em apoio do Dr. Gonçalo Amaral.

    Nada disso aconteceu. O Gonçalo ficou sozinho.
    Se esta estratégia pegar, amanhã, face a arguidos poderosos e bem relacionados, poderão ser outros investigadores a sofrerem na pele esta provação. Poderá ser qualquer um de nós. E isso pode, de alguma forma, significar o fim da investigação criminal. Pelo menos da maneira como nós a encaramos e a desenvolvemos.

    Que este caso nos sirva de reflexão. E de exemplo. E nos permita criar formas de evitar que se repita. A própria ASFICPJ deveria, talvez, analisar, séria, conscienciosa e exaustivamente, e de forma serena e construtiva, toda esta situação. É, também, sua obrigação.

    Amigo Gonçalo, lamento sinceramente a tua saída da Polícia Judiciária, que me parece demasiado precoce porque admito que mais poderias dar à causa da Sociedade, da Justiça e do Serviço Público. A nossa “Casa”, para além disso, não dispõe de tantos recursos, em qualidade e quantidade, para se dar ao luxo de os não rentabilizar ou, pior ainda, de os deixar desperdiçar.

    Resta-me, face à realidade dos factos, agradecer a tua amizade e desejar-te as maiores felicidades e os maiores sucessos na nova etapa da tua vida que agora decidiste iniciar.

    Lisboa, 03 de Julho de 2008,

    João Fernandes Figueira
    Associado da A.S.F.I.C./P.J. nº. 711

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  19. Please Joana , this is very important! In the video it is said that Madeleine was sleeping with "her two brothers" and it is alredy creating controversy and fuelling criticism and bashing-up of Mr. Amaral and such. It is in YOUTUBE too and people there are laughing at the notion that Mr.Amaral is saying that Maddie had two MALE brothers, which is ridiculous. They are not aware that it is correct to say "irmãos" in portuguese when talking about two or more siblings of different gender. It is a bad translation mistake, it should be "her two siblings", and it is bound to cause confusion and discredit to the value and respectability of the documentary. I just hope there aren't any other translation "hickups" that the "let's trash the bungling portuguese police inspector and the sardine munchers" brigade will use to their benefit!

    Have you any way of passing the word? A BIG THANK YOU!

    Rosie

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  20. Dios le oiga, señor Amaral. Gracias a profesionales decentes y honrados, como usted podemos los ciudadanos seguir confiando en la justicia. Muchas gracias por ser valiente.

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  21. Muito obrigada ao anónimo@16:45 que postou a 'Conversa entre Polícias'. O link do texto original é daqui http://asficpj.blogspot.com/2008/07/conversa-entre-polcias.html , talvez seja uma boa ideia traduzir. Boa Páscoa!

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  22. Thank God for Amaral...and people like Joana and Astro, who work so hard to bring us the news denied for us. God bless all three...and not forgettingmadeleine McCann the almost forgoteen victim of this story.

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  23. And a good Easter to yourself and Summer.

    Pear (3a)

    Glorified google

    Thursday, July 3, 2008
    CONVERSATION AMONG POLICEMEN
    When, in late 1983 (some 25 years ago) I and some colleagues, completed the training course in the School, we were placed in Training Group, then SCITE / CICD, at the end of the street Conde de Redondo , We found there a group of police investigators whose characteristics, individual and in group, and the way they worked, led us (at least most of us) to want to be there placed permanently .

    Indeed, the motivation and dedication to service, the enthusiasm and joy with which they played their roles, the competence and professionalism that they demonstrated were for us, new trainees of the School of Barro, the assurance that the occupation we were beginning would translate in an activity full of achievement and a great career and a bright future.

    Many of those colleagues of ours were about our age, little older than us, from the course that immediately preceded ours and thus with their training recently completed .

    Among them was the Gonçalo Amaral. Perhaps with more hair than now, and possibly a little less heavy. For the rest, he was the same. Already at that time he surprised us with his commitment to the profession, which showed the competence, the assurance with which he worked, the courage with which he would go anywhere and face all sorts of situations and opponents. Similarly, it was striking the good grace with which he faced setbacks and adversities of the function, and the tolerance with which he accepted the jokes, sometimes irreverent, of some colleague (and I can say it, because my conscience accuses me of having been the one, quite a few times).

    Later Gonçalo would work in Faro and in Ponta Delgada. Always with the personal availability and professional capability that are his characteristics. And in all the many aspects that are today's work of an investigator of the Judiciary Police. Investigating murders or gathering information on organized criminal networks. Analyzing documentation on complex financial movements or capturing dangerous individuals. Without evading difficulties nor losing courage when facing setbacks. Being frontal and going to fight. Always.

    Again in Lisbon and in the fight to drug trafficking, Gonçalo was indicated, even as an agent, to head a Investigation Brigade in the DCITE. Those that were then in that department, will recall that the results achieved by the Brigade, under the charismatic leadership of Gonçalo Amaral, soon exceeded the average statistics. The figures obtained by him and his men, either on the numbers of arrests, either on the amount of narcotic or goods and assets seized, or even on the convictions achieved in Court marked a time in the DCITE and set an example.

    I know. I remember well. It was there.
    He accumulated the leadership of the Brigade with the condition of university student. And his characteristic style of leadership, taking consistent and full responsibility, ever present and available, did not prevent him to obtain a law license, in the shortest possible time allowed. Despite his previous training in Engineering.

    We found ourselves in the course of promotion to Subinspector. Again Gonçalo demonstrated his remarkable work capacity because he did this course, intensive and demanding, in combination with the leadership of the Brigade of Investigation. Patent was, also, once again, his significant ability to study and he concluded the course in the first place among 99 colleagues.
    Later, as a logical and natural sequence of his professional career and his life, he would compete for Coordinator of Criminal Investigation and, as expected, be promoted to that category shortly afterwards.

    Then...
    Well, about a year ago, we watched, amazed, a kind of show hitherto unheard among us. As in the autosdafe of the past, some media (mainly British, but unfortunately not only) "destroyed" in public a man of the Portuguese Judiciary Police. A top cadre of the career of Criminal Investigation. Our colleague, and friend of many of us. A mµcharacter assassination like no other employee of this house had been victim before. Why?
    Because, as has always been his hallmark, Dr. Goncalo Amaral, Coordinator of Criminal Investigation of the Judiciary Police, went to fight, committed himself, faced, with courage and decision, the difficulties and setbacks of an extremely complex case whose and contours are still, and perhaps forever, undefined .

    Perhaps for the first time in the history of Judiciary Police, an investigator is exposed in the public square and its privacy assaulted. Only because he was investigating a suspected case. Because he was working. Perhaps the Portuguese state, the government, our Judiciary Police should have mechanisms to protect their representatives in situations like this. To protect them in the exercise of their professional activity in the Public Service. Perhaps all of us, his co-workers, should have taken it up to us, and doing justice to the famous, traditional and so bandied about "Esprit de Corps" that they say is characteristic of our "House", we ought to have, in some way, expressed our support to Dr . Gonçalo Amaral.

    Nothing of this has happened. Gonçalo was left alone.
    If this strategy catches in the future, facing powerful and well connected defendants, may be other investigators will be object of this ordeal. It could be any of us. And that could be, somehow, the end of the criminal investigation. At least the way we envision it and develop it.

    May this case serve as a subject of reflection. And as an example. And may it help us create ways to avoid a repetition. The very ASFICPJ should, perhaps, analyze, seriously, conscientiously and thoroughly, in a serene and constructive way, this whole situation. It is also their obligation.

    Gonçalo, my friend, I regret sincerely your exit of the Judiciary Police, which seems to me too early because I admit that you could give more to the cause of the Society, Justice and Public Service. Our "House", moreover, does not have many resources, in quality and quantity, to afford to not put them to profit or, even worse, to leave them to waste.

    It remains for me, faced with the facts, to thank you for your friendship and wish you all the best and every success in the new stage of life thatn you decided to start.

    Lisbon, 03 July 2008,

    Joao Fernandes Figueira
    Member of A.S.F.I.C. / P.J. No. 711
    Published by ASFIC at 09:36

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  24. Joana,

    Seria bom enviar uma cópia para o programa da Oprah, já pensou nisso?

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  25. Como cidadã portuguesa, quero deixar aqui o meu agradecimento a esse membro das forças policiais, João Fernandes Figueira, e assegurar-lhe, que enquanto viver nunca deixarei de defender a honra dos policiais deste país.

    Espero que o Senhor tenha percebido o quanto respeitamos a PJ e em particular o Dr. Gonçalo Amaral, e que continuaremos sempre a pugnar para que a justiça lhes seja feita.

    Neste caso particular sabemos que valores que não os da verdade e da justiça falaram mais alto, mas os cidadãos portugueses e de muitos outros países não vão permitir que a mentira continue.

    Muito obrigada Sr. Inspector.

    Luz

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  26. Yes, yes, Joana, the comment from Mr. João Fernandes Figueira is very worthy of a translation for all our english friends(and "enemies")to be able to read it! If it is not asking too much, you work so much alredy, please do it!
    Thank you!

    Rosie

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