Leão Lopes

Biography: Born in 1948, in Cape Verde, Leão Lopes has created numerous documentaries about the arts of his home. He studied Visual Arts and Design at the Lisbon University of Art (Portugal) and later served as a Professor of Visual Education. He was a member of UNESCO’s INSULA 2000, an organization for the development of the Island States. He was also Cape Verde’s Minister for Culture and Communication. Lopes directed Isle of Contempt (llhéu de Contenda – 1995), the first Cape Verdian fictional feature film.

(Source: AFF, Inc.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Isle of Contempt [llhéu de Contenda] (1999).

Isle of Contempt [llhéu de Contenda] (1995).