Sambizanga

Sambizanga + Q&A with Annouchka De Andrade

classified 15 S

Women’s Stories from the Global South (& To Whom They Belong)

Film

Thu 21 July 16:20

Director
Sarah Maldoror
Cast
Domingos de Oliveira, Domingosas Domingos, Elisa Andrade, Mariaas Maria
Details
102 mins, Subtitled, 1972, Angola,France
Primary language
Lingala/Portuguese

Set in the weeks leading up to the guerrilla war for independence, Sambizanga focuses on the plight of a young couple.

A riveting neorealist testimony to Angola’s anti-colonialist struggle, the film was not screened in the country until after independence. Sambizanga is an unforgettable revolutionary film and a passionate dramatisation of a pivotal moment in Angola’s fight for freedom adapted by Sarah Maldoror from a book by Portuguese-Angolan author and activist José Luandino Vieira. Maldoror was not only one of the first women to wield a camera and transform African cinema from then on, but a matriarch who did it to fight oppression.

The restoration eventually came into being as part of the African Film Heritage Project – an initiative created by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, the FEPACI and UNESCO – in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna, to help locate, restore, and disseminate African cinema.

Join us before the film for an introduction by Mosa Mpetha (Co-founder of The Black Cinema Project) with special guest Annouchka De Andrade, Sarah Maldoror’s daughter.

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Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed