filme "Sambizanga" de Sarah Maldoror - integral no youtube

Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in prison, and not knowing he is dead, his wife goes from a prison station to another, trying in vain to know where he is…
Sambizanga is set during Angola’s struggle for liberation from Portuguese domination, and tells the story of Maria Xavier’s search for her husband, a worker, who has been imprisoned and tortured by the secret police. Focusing on her day-to-day existence during the struggle, Maria’s physical journey gradually also marks the awakening of her political consciousness.
Guadeloupean-born director Sarah Maldoror was married to one of the leaders of the Angolan struggle for independence and devoted her filmmaking career to raising international awareness of the African liberation struggles.
An ambitious film by a highly accomplished filmmaker, Sambizanga won the first prize at the 1972 Carthage Film Festival.

With: Domingos de Oliveira, Elisa Andrade, Jean M’Vondo, Dino Abelino, Benoît Moutsila, Talagongo, Lopes Rodrigues, Henriette Meya, Manuel Videira, Ana Wilson

Ler entrevista do Pedro Cardoso no Novo Jornal em Angola a Sarah Maldoror

15.02.2012 | por martalanca | cinema angolano, Sambizanga, Sarah Maldoror

Foreword to Guns for Banta

26th February 2011 - 17th April 2011

 review: Friday 25 February 2011, 6.30-9pm

Foreword to Guns for Banta is the first UK solo show by Paris-based artist Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc. The exhibition follows Abonnenc’s two-month residency at Gasworks.

Foreword to Guns for Banta introduces the public to the work of Sarah Maldoror, a pioneering yet little known French filmmaker of Guadeloupean origin, whose films are closely linked to the liberation struggles in lusophone Africa. Using her films as a catalyst for his research, Abonnenc aims to question how to approach images of past revolutionary moments and to reactivate the spirit and unifying character of the liberation movements.

Consisting of a diaporama and a selection of archival documents, the exhibition at Gasworks focuses on the lost film Guns for Banta (1970), the first feature-length film by Sarah Maldoror. Shot in Guinea-Bissau, Guns for Banta follows the life and untimely death of Awa, a countrywoman involved in the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC). Parallel to this semi-fictional narrative, the film offers rarely seen images of the involvement of women and children in the struggle.

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05.03.2011 | por martalanca | Sarah Maldoror