Tag: Angola

  • AFRIPEDIA Series
  • Directors: Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe
    Countries: Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 140 min.
    Language: English, Portuguese, French and Wolof with English subtitles


    Angola welcomes us to the home of heavy … read more»

  • The Hero (O Herói)
  • Director: Zézé Gamboa
    Country: Angola
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 97 min
    Language: Portuguese

    The Hero (O Herói) is the story of Angola, a nation torn apart by forty years of uninterrupted war, and now trying imperfectly but courageously … read more»

  • Zeka Laplaine
  • Also Known As: José Zeka Laplaine / José Laplaine

    Biography: Zeka Laplaine was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). While studying business in Rome, he started to perform as an actor. He then studied acting … read more»

  • Zézé Gamboa
  • Biography: Zézé Gamboa was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1955. Between 1974 and 1980 he directed television programs, and in 1984 he graduated from Néciphone in Paris with a degree in sound engineering. He has directed numerous films and has … read more»

  • Orlando Fortunato de Oliveira
  • Biography: Orlando Fortunato de Oliveira was born on March 20, 1946 in Benguel, Angola. He is one of the pioneers of Angolan cinema. As a director, his films portray the era of colonialism. Graduate of Catholic University of America in … read more»

  • Nguxi Dos Santos
  • Biography: Born January 22, 1960, in Nzeto, northern Zaire province, Nguxi dos Santos was a war reporter in TPA between 1979 and 1989, having belonged to the Department of Cinema Political Directorate FAPLA. Between 1981 and 1982 he filmed the … read more»

  • Mariano Bartolomeu
  • Biography: Originally from Angola’s capital city, Luanda, Mariano Bartolomeu has lived in a handful of different countries, including Italy, Cuba, and the United States. In 1991, he graduated with a BA in Film and Television as director at the Escuela … read more»

  • The War of Angola / Angola – Nação Coragem

    Director: Sergio Guerra
    Countries: Brazil / Angola
    Year: 1999
    Running Time: 28 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    The country of Angola could be a nation of prosperity if it wasn’t for the civil war that has lasted almost 25 years. This … read more»

  • The Sun Still Shines
  • Director: Mariano Bartolomeu
    Countries: Angola
    Year: 1995
    Running Time: 30 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    The Sun Still Shines is a documentary that presents a slice of the life of people who question their future when their only recourse is food aid. … read more»

  • Sambizanga
  • Director: Sarah Maldoror
    Countries: Angola / Republic of Congo
    Year: 1972
    Running Time: 102 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    Based on a novel by José Luandino Vieira, Sambizanga is a landmark testimony to the determination and importance of the colonial resistance in … read more»

  • Rostov Luanda
  • Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
    Country: Angola / France / Germany / Mali / Mauritania
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 58 min.
    Language: French and Portuguese

    Abderrahmane Sissako left Mauritania in 1980 for Rostov-on-Don in Russia to study film making. There he befriended … read more»

  • Quem Faz Correr Quim
  • Director: Mariano Bartolomeu
    Country: Angola
    Year: 1992
    Running Time: 23 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    This film, which reveals itself as a metaphor for Angola, follows the young pilot, Quim, as he returns to his mistress in a state of mental confusion … read more»

  • O Miradouro da Lua
  • Director: Jorge António
    Country: Portugal / Angola
    Year: 1993
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    A young drama apprentice gets an invitation from his unknown father to come to Angola. During the trip he meets an Angolan girl. When he … read more»

  • No Caminho das Estrelas
  • Director: António Ole
    Country: Angola
    Year: 1980
    Running Time: 30 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    This poetic, biographical tribute to Agostinho Neto features lyrics by Neto himself, and national poets Antonio Jacinto, Arnaldo Santoes, Luandino Vieira and David Mestre.

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  • Mopiopio
  • Director: Zézé Gamboa
    Country: Angola
    Year: 1991
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    Over the past decade Brazilian music has become a worldwide sensation, yet, the rich musical traditions of Angola, the native homeland of many Africans now living in … read more»

  • Memória de um Dia
  • Director: Orlando Fortunato de Oliveira
    Country: Angola
    Year: 1982
    Running Time: 70 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    This is one of the last examples of the Angolan school of historical-political documentaries. It is through photographs, interviews and reconstructions, Memória de um Diaread more»

  • Clandestine / Le Clandestin / O Clandestino
  • Director: José “Zeka” Laplaine
    Country: Zaire and Angola
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: Portuguese and French

    When an Angolan stowaway lands in Lisbon, he learns that the Europe of his dreams may not be the paradise he imagined. … read more»

  • A Child’s Love Story / Un Amour D’enfant
  • Director: Mariano Bartolomeu
    Country: Angola
    Year: 1991
    Running Time: 17 min.
    Language: French and Wolof

    A touching investigation of innocent love between children in Senegal set against the background of a traditional class system.

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