Orlando Mesquita

Orlando MesquitaAlso Known As: Orlando Mesquita Lima / Orlando Tello Mesquita Pereira de Lima

Biography: Orlando Mesquita has worked in various areas of film production such as directing, editing sound, producing, musical composing, graphics, and animation. As an editor, he worked with a variety of national and foreign directors on about three hundred films. He has directed several of his own films, such as Rodas da Rua (Street Wheels – 1996) and A Bola (2001). His work includes features, educational programs, and many documentaries. He has been involved in projects which have documented just about every aspect of contemporary Mozambican life. In 1999, he won a Kuxa-Kanema best video Award for Histórias Comunitárias.

Orlando Mesquita was born in 1962 in Nampula, Mozambique. From 1983-1991, he worked as an editor, producer and sound mixer at Kanem in Maputo, a company that offered courses in film studies. In these years he attended photography and film production classes, which he completed in 1991 at the San Antonio de los Baños School in Cuba. Upon his return to Mozambique, he worked as an editor for the company Ébano Multimedia. In addition, Mesquita co-founded IRIS Imaginações, a company dedicated to the development of communication materials, and Coopimagem, a graphics and film production joint venture company.

(Sources:
https://sites.google.com/site/orlandomesquitalima/Home/minha-aventura-cinematografica
http://www.stepsforthefuture.co.za/films_more.php?id=277)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Rodas da Rua [Street Wheels] (1996).

Filmography:
Maputo Mulher (1984);
Karingana Wa Karingana (1985);
Fronteiras de Sangue (1986-1987);
Governadores do Orvalho (1986-1987);
Kassav (1986-1987);
Ser Mulher (1988);
Génises do Azul (1989);
O Pastor (1990);
Quando as Flores começarem a Florir (1991);
Poluição – A Outra Face do Progresso (1991);
Marracuene (1991-1992);
Adeus RDA (1991-1992);
Jogos de Moçambique (1991-1992);
Coração da Paz (1991-1992);
A Procura do Tempo Imaginado (1992);
A Árvore dos Antepassados (1993);
Dança para ti (1994);
Quo Vadiz Angola (1995);
Não é Preciso Empurrar (1995);
Correntes (1995);
A Guerra da Água (1996);
Rodas da Rua [Street Wheels] (1996);
Saltando à Corda (1997);
Tchuma Tchato (1997);
Muhipiti Alima (1997);
A Caminho da Reintegração (1997);
Massassani Afela Kwatine (1998);
Batalhas da Vida (1998);
Orlando Chale (1998);
Seguro Vila Autárquica (1998);
As Pitas (1999);
Histórias Comunitárias (1999);
Sambassoca (2000);
Mariana e a Lua (2000);
A Última Prostituta (2000);
Nossa Terra (2000);
Desbediência (2001);
A Ponte (2001);
Eclipse (2001);
A Bola (2001);
Paragem Nocturna (2001);
Malta da Lagoa (2001);
Ondas Comunitárias (2002);
Palavras às Mulheres (2002);
Preto e Branco (2002);
Mãos de Barro (2003);
UAU (2003);
Beat It (2003);
O Acampamento (2004);
Sonhos Guardados (2004);
Marrabentando (2004);
Destorcido (2005);
O Grande Bazar (2005);
Pregos na Cabeça (2005);
Musculinho (2005);
Junod (2006);
Ferro em Brasa (2006);
Hóspedes da Noite (2007);
Triologia das Novas Famílias (2007);
Mãe dos Netos (2008);
A Tempestade (2008);
O Craque (2009);
O Último Voo do Flamingo (2010);
Unindo as Margens do Zambeze (2010);
Salani (2010);
As Vizinhas (2010);
Meninos de Parte Nenhuma (2011);
Dom João (2011).