Addis Abeba

Addis Abeba

Ethiopia

8 SELECTED FILMS FOR ADDIS ABEBA

(shown here in alphabetical order)

A Côr dos Sonhos

14

Short film

min

A Côr dos Sonhos

A short film about dreams, in particular children living in a world fragmented by the economic crisis also affecting her parents. But, surprisingly, the community is not immune to the suffering of this child, materializing the dream in the real life, an event that will last in her memory.

Mozambique/Portugal

João Pina

2013

Jose Nia Istória

6

Animation

min

Jose Nia Istória

One Man's inspiring story of hope, resilience and survival amidst the brutal fight to free East Timor.

Timor-Leste

Wendy Chandler

2013

São Jorge

min

São Jorge

Jorge, an unemployed boxer, has decided to return to Brazil. He desperately accepts a job with an agency, which drags him into a world of violence and crime.

Portugal

Marco Martins

2016

Barbosa

13

Short film

min

Barbosa

A man tormented by the loss of the Brazilian national football team in the 1950 World Cup demolished his childhood dreams and ended the career of goalkeeper Barbosa. He manages to travel back in time to try to prevent Uruguay from scoring its second and winning goal.

https://vimeo.com/238074665

Brazil

Ana Luiza Azevedo & Jorge Furtado

1988

Macau Sâm Assi

5

Short film

min

Macau Sâm Assi

Macanese Patuá is a vanishing creole language that is spoken informally in Macao (China) with a vocabulary drawing on Portuguese, Malay, Singhalese, English, Spanish and Cantonese. Macao’s theatre group Doci Papiaçam di Macau has been preserving this unique dialect for over 20 years through humorous plays performed in Patuá. This Is Macao is the group's patuá version of a Portuguese original "Lisboa é Assim" song.

Macau, China

Dóci Papiaçám di Macau

2011

Virgem Margarida

90

Feature Film

min

Virgem Margarida

Newly independent Mozambique, 1975. The revolutionary government, wishing to eradicate all traces of colonialism, rounds up prostitutes and sends them to a reeducation camp in an isolated forest. There, they are to be transformed into the new women of the new country. In the process, a 14-year-old virgin named Margarida is taken by mistake. This is her story.

Mozambique

Licínio Azevedo

2012

Ilha das Flores

13

Short film

min

Ilha das Flores

This Brazilian surrealist short film follows the path of a tomato from farm to dump site, with a criticism of the consumer society along the way. Isle of Flowers is often mentioned as one of the 100 best short films and documentaries of the XX century.

Brazil

Jorge Furtado

1989

Njinga Rainha de Angola

109

Feature Film

min

Njinga Rainha de Angola

In 17th century Angola, a woman leads her kingdom in a 40-year struggle for freedom and independence. Her name is Njinga. Born into a patriarchal society, Njinga defied tradition to become queen at the age of 50 with the aim of ensuring her people were kept safe from the Portuguese slave traders. A true story of unrivalled determination, Njinga stands today as a symbol of resistance, fully embodying the motto: “those who fight, fight to win”.

Angola

Sérgio Graciano

2013

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