“It was a pity that...” follows how Brazil was “discovered” by a fleet of caravels commanded by Pedro Álvares Cabral. After a long, tempestuous journey, the Portuguese sailors come across a new land. “Foi pena Q...” is a humorous critique of the exploitation and colonisation of Brazil and the people who lived there before the Europeans arrived. Filmed on Super-8, the film was made with bond paper and gouache and, since no transparent material was used, the animation has a beautiful effect where everything moves and seems to dance to the rhythm of the fado that accompanies the Atlantic crossing. This film also includes interventions, such as a hand entering the scene to write the opening credits or to save a ship from being wrecked by a storm.