Cinemas and Independence VI

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.

On June 25th, the director Silas Tiny will be present at the round table Cinema e pós-memórias with the filmmakers Ariel de Bigault and Amalia Escriva and the curator Olivier Hadouchi.


Constelações do Equador (2020)
Silas Tiny / São Tomé and Príncipe / 107 min

Through archive footage, landscapes and contemporary accounts from those involved, Constelações do Equador (Equatorial Constellations) follows the material and immaterial debris that have remained in São Tomé since the Biafra secessionist war.

Director and editing Silas Tiny
Director of Photography João Vagos
Direct sound João Sales Moreira
Sound editing Luis Zhang
Mixing Mário Dias
Music Luis Fernandes, Hugo Vasco Reis
Voiceover Billy Woodberry
Poems by Chinua Achebe
With Comandante Ferro
 Artur Alves Pereira, Evarisa Ani, Fernanda Triste Paquete, Filinto Costa Alegre, Gil Pinto de Sousa, Maria Antónia Quaresma, Lázaro Afonso
Producers Rui Alexandre Santos, Teresa de Jesus Gusmão
Co-producer Gerson Soares
Distribution Divina Comédia

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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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us through the Information Request form.


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