Tag: Portuguese

  • Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil

  • Director:
    Donna C. Roberts
    Countries: Brazil/USA
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 52min.
    Language: English and Portuguese with English subtitles

    A documentary film about the Candomblé spiritual tradition in Bahia, Brazil, a vibrant African-derived culture which evolved from slavery’s brutal past. Elder … read more»

  • 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»

  • Cuba: An African Odyssey
  • Director: Jihan El-Tahri
    Country: Egypt, South Africa, and France
    Year: 2006-2007
    Running Time: 118 min.
    Language: French, English, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

    From Che Guevara’s military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in … read more»

  • The Summer of Gods
  • Director: Eliciana Nascimento
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 20 min.
    Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

    The Summer of Gods is a short film about a young girl named Lili who unites with her Afro-Brazilian religious ancestry on a summer … read more»

  • Plot for Peace
  • Director: Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 84 min.
    Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans and Spanish with English subtitles

    In the new documentary thriller, Plot For Peace, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master … read more»

  • Housemaids (Doméstica)
  • Director: Gabriel Mascaro
    Countries: Brazil
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 76 min
    Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

    Seven adolesecents take on the mission of filming, for one week, their family’s housemaids, and hand over the footage to the director to make … read more»

  • August Winds (Ventos de Agosto)
  • Director: Gabriel Mascaro
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 77min
    Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

    In a small seaside village, Shirley cares for her ailing grandmother while working  on a coconut farm and longing to become a tattoo artist. She … 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»

  • Bye Bye Brazil
  • Director: Carlos Diegues
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 1980
    Running Time: 110 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    A hypnotically languorous road movie with an upbeat political kick. The story follows a small time traveling sideshow – Magician, Strong Man, Exotic Dancer – as they … read more»

  • Night Stop
  • Director: Licinio Azevedo
    Country: Mozambique
    Year: 2002
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    In central Mozambique lies the Corridor of Death, a long-distance trucking route, where more than 30% of the population are HIV+. Shot mostly at night, the film … read more»

  • Virgin Margarida
  • Also Known As: Virgem Margarida
    Director: Licínio Azevedo
    Countries: France / Mozambique / Portugal
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Languages: French / Portuguese

    Veteran filmmaker Licínio Azevedo draws on the stories of real women who endured the Mozambican “re-education … read more»

  • Xica da Silva
  • Director: Carlos Diegues
    Countries: Brazil
    Year: 1976
    Running Time: 107 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    The story of legendary slave, Xica da Silva, who parlays a unique sexual talent into a rise to power that elevates her into the unofficial Empress of … read more»

  • The Widow’s Inheritance / A Herança da Viúva
  • Director: Sol de Carvalho
    Countries: Mozambique
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 54 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    The true story of a widow begins after her husband dies; her neighborhood says she is the murderer. This film is about how she survives.

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  • Testamento / O Testamento do Senhor Napumoceno

    Director: Francisco Manso
    Countries: Portugal / Cape Verde
    Year: 1998
    Running Time: 110 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    O Testamento do Senhor Napumoceno is an epic tale of one of the world’s least known but most culturally complex societies: Cape Verde. … read more»

  • Teen Stories I & II
  • Director: Various
    Country: Mozambique
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    Teen Stories I & II is a series of six stories written and directed by Mozambican teenagers.

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  • Tchuma Tchato
  • Director: Licinio Azevedo
    Country: Mozambique
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    On the southern shores of the Zambesi River — an isolated part of Mozambique, bounded by Zimbabwe and Zambia —the land is a rich source of raw … 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»

  • Street Wheels
  • Director: Sol de Carvalho and Chico Carneiro
    Countries: Mozambique
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 5 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    In the streets of Mozambique, buses and cars compete with alternative transportation-the extraordinary inventions made by children from recycled garbage. A dynamic montage … read more»

  • Stories with Licínio Azevedo
  • Director: Pola Ribeiro
    Countries: Brazil
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    This film covers an interview with Licínio Azevedo, a Brazilian filmmaker who lives in Mozambique. The stories he shares with the audience are about the culture and … read more»