Cinemas and Independence V

Outdoor film festival curated by Olivier Hadouchi

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What is the legacy, the reach and the meaning of African independences – at times gained after particularly violent and difficult struggles – for African descendants, the children of dismantled empires who live in Europe and in Africa and maintain a relationship with both continents? Even when it arises discreetly, the turmoil caused by the wars for African independence has nourished the work of artists born several decades later.


Independência (2015)
Fradique (Mário Bastos) / Angola / 105 min

Using memories of the colonial situation in Angola, this documentary reveals the first steps in the fight for liberation and some of its main settings, while seeking to establish a dialogue between the generations that were involved in the struggle and those who were born after 1975.

Director Fradique (Mário Bastos)
Producers and co-directors Paulo Lara and Jorge Cohen
Historical consultant Conceição Neto
Director of Photography Kamy Lara
Distribution Geração 80

Summer Garden: Film festival

This outdoor film festival is divided in 6 sessions and included in the parallel activities of the exhibition Europa Oxalá, as well as in the program of Summer Garden 2022.

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