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Sambizanga

by Sarah MALDOROR

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A leading figure of African cinema who died in 2020, French-born Sarah Maldoror made numerous films in Algeria and Portuguese-speaking Africa, including politically engaged documentaries and fiction films on decolonisation. In particular, the recently rediscovered Sambizanga, which follows the early days of the struggle for independence in Angola. Domingos, a construction worker and member of the underground resistance, is arrested and tortured. The film is outstanding for the poetic power of its editing, and the choice of a Herculean figure to play the missing man pushes the film towards a kind of heroic gesture that confers an even more troubling and sensitive note on this tribute to the combatants of the shadows – men, women, children, old people. FM

Restored print

  • Titre français
    Sambizanga
  • Scénario
    Sarah MALDOROR, Mario PINTO DE ANDRADE, Maurice PONS
  • Photo
    Claude AGOSTINI
  • Montage
    Georges KLOTZ
  • Interprétation
    Elisa ANDRADE, Domingos DE OLIVEIRA, Jean M’VONDO, Adelino NELUMBA
  • Production
    Isabelle Films
  • Distribution
    Éditions René Château : editionsrenechateau@orange.fr
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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