Organised by the Centro de Lenguas (CLe) de la División de Universidad Abierta, Continua y a Distancia (DUACyD) de la Facultad de Estudios Superiores (FES) Aragón de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the Lusophone Film Fest Nezahualcóyotl brings a taste of portuguese-speaking cinema to Mexico.
2 EDITIONS IN NEZAHUALCÓYOTL
(shown here in chronological order)
9 SELECTED FILMS FOR NEZAHUALCÓYOTL
(shown here in alphabetical order)
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
Tchiloli, Máscaras e Mitos
Originary from France, the "Tchiloli or Marquis of Mântua Tragedy” theatre was introduced in the African island of São Tomé in the XVIth century. Music, dances and suits are added to the renaissance text, turning this spectacle into a hybrid cultural manifestation. The Tchiloli, performed by amateur groups, integrates only men that are prominent figures in certain quarters of the island. The most popular and traditional group is the “Formiguinha". In this company, the main roles are transmitted from generation to generation. The oldest members try to keep the tradition within the family.
São Tomé and Principe
Inês Gonçalves & Kiluanje Liberdade
António Lindo António
A documentary about the director’s uncle who left his rural village in Portugal for Brazil 50 years ago at the age of 19 never to return. Over the years, he has promised his mother that he would come back… but half a century later, she is still waiting. Why did he never return?
Ana Maria Gomes
Off the Beaten Track
The beats of Angolan Kuduro started appearing in Lisbon clubs in the late 90s. Four musicians started mixing it with beats from all over the world, creating a unique sound called Progressive Kuduro and a band called Buraka Som Sistema that is taking world dancefloors by storm.
João Pedro Moreira
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.
Dóci Papiaçám di Macau
É Dreda Ser Angolano
One day in the life of Luanda, the capital of Angola. A young democracy rises after a recent war, with growing pains but always with a smile on its lips and lots of rhythm on its hips. É Dreda Ser Angolano is a tribute to the Angolan people and its artists that were able to be inspired despite the adversities of everyday life and contribute to the creation of a new identity.