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Filmstill from SAMBIZANGA by Sarah Maldoror

Sun 26.11.

Resistance – Subverting – Surviving:Angola, under colonial rule. A woman's desperate journey to locate her husband who has been arrested and tortured to death as part of colonial power's effort to thwart the anti-colonial struggle.” (Didi Cheeka)The focus is less on the revolt than on the protagonist, who becomes a symbol of the crucial role of women in the revolution.

Restored by Cineteca di Bologna and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project at L’Image Retrouvée (Paris) from the 35mm original negatives, in association with Éditions René Chateau and the family of Sarah Maldoror. Funding provided by Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. This restoration is 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.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media