Geneva

Geneva

Switzerland

14 SELECTED FILMS FOR GENEVA

(shown here in alphabetical order)

A Bola

5

Short film

min

A Bola

An amusing look at condom use in Mozambique, where around 20 million condoms are distributed annually with a large number of them used by children to make football balls.

Mozambique

Orlando Mesquita

2001

Bangaologia – A Ciência do Estilo

85

Documentary

min

Bangaologia – A Ciência do Estilo

The African continent has always been a place that evokes a deep sense of wonder and fantasy. It is naturally diverse, with a vast array of people, cultures, and natural beauty. Being the home to ancient civilizations, it is considered the "birthplace of humanity" or "the Motherland". But could it also be the birthplace of style? Africans and their cultures are inspiring the aesthetic world today more than ever. From the runways of the world to the meccas of visual art, there is an undeniable presence of African Influence and a growing number of African trendsetters. Bangaologia sets out to explore the reason behind the recent growth of the African Aesthetic in the world.

Angola

Coréon Du

2016

Feral

13

Animation

min

Feral

A feral boy is found in the woods by a hunter and brought back to live in civilised society. In this new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies and tactics that kept him safe in the wild. Oscar 2014 Nominee for best short animation film.

Cape Verde

Daniel Sousa

2013

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

Tchuma Tchato

56

Documentary

min

Tchuma Tchato

The first Mozambican experience of communal management of natural resources turned poachers into wildlife guards on the banks of Zambezi river. The spirits of the land are represented by animals: the Lion, the Monkey, the Snake. All except the Leopard agreed to the changes - the leopard still wants to continue the hunt.

Mozambique

Licínio Azevedo

1997

Acalanto

23

Short film

min

Acalanto

An illiterate lady seeks to soothe the missing of her son asking a friend to read over and over again the same old letter sent by him ten years ago. Through these readings, a great friendship and complicity is born between them.

Brasil

Arturo Sabóia

2013

Cabelo de Identidade

14

Documentary

min

Cabelo de Identidade

A documentary on afro hair that is also a documentary on black identity.

Portugal

Sofia Riço Calado

2019

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

Mionga ki Ôbo (Mar e Selva)

52

Documentary

min

Mionga ki Ôbo (Mar e Selva)

The Angolares are the oldest inhabitants of the Island of São Tomé where, according to the legend, they arrived after a shipwreck. Once the masters of the island, they were defeated at the end of the 19th century and are now only found in a small fishing community. Between the myths and legends of this island ‘s stunning beauty, this documentary shows us the stories and culture of the Angolares people.

São Tomé and Príncipe

Ângelo Torres

2005

Vejo-te Quando Lá Chegares

15

Short film

min

Vejo-te Quando Lá Chegares

Baldo waits for a call by a public phone booth, perhaps the most important call of his life. Xavier needs to use that phone to save someone else's life. These two conflicting interests will have them clash and define both their futures for ever.

Guinea-Bissau

Filipe Henriques

2005

Alambamento

15

Short film

min

Alambamento

Set in the city of Luanda, the story of Matias that while going to deliver his dowry to his fiance's father, an unexpected accident makes him realize how much he is willing to fight for her love. In this town where chaos and peace, beauty and ugliness, corruption and honor meet, Matias will have to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.

Angola

Mário Bastos

2011

Eu Sou de Lá

25

Documentary

min

Eu Sou de Lá

A film on the lives of African migrants in Brazil. When Sansara moved to a different neighborhood, she noticed a flourishing community of African students living near her house speaking in a funny Portuguese accent. Curious to know more about her new neighbors, she decides to meet them and hear more about their stories and aspirations, as well as the challenges of living in Southern Brazil.

Brazil

Sansara Buriti

2014

Luanda, A Fábrica da Música

56

Documentary

min

Luanda, A Fábrica da Música

The young poets live in a Luanda musseque (slum) in permanent construction. Dj Buda is one of them and everyone wants to get onto his machine cranking out Kuduro rhythms. Buda creates electrifying electronic rhythms that sing loudly into the classic Frank Sinatra-style microphone. Each kid sings his/her story in his/her own way, words and style. The result of these Buda sessions is a cacophonic polyphony that tells about life in Angola. This film is a hymn to how Angolans are creating, producing, selling and consuming their own music. A cry for independence, for voice, for Angola!

Angola

Inês Gonçalves & Kiluanje Liberdade

2009

North Atlantic

15

Short film

min

North Atlantic

An isolated air-traffic controller in an island of the Azores archipelago receives a transatlantic emergency signal from a lone pilot cut helplessly adrift over the North Atlantic. As their engagement unfolds, it emerges that their new found friendship may not last through the night.

Portugal

Bernardo Nascimento

2010

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