African/Nollywood Films (3)

I planned to see “Virgin Margarida” over the weekend, but that pesky snowstorm wouldn’t allow it.  I am interested in seeing this film, as I  would like to learn more about Mozambique/Southeast Africa (Black American history tends to focus more on West Africa due to the slave trade)

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Mozambique

This looks like another good film to add to my DVD collection:

“In 1975, having achieved independence from Portugal after a long and bitter war, the new revolutionary Mozambican government sweeps the streets of Maputo of all prostitutes. These women are sent to camps deep in the countryside where they are “re-educated” to become “new women.” Among them is 16-year-old Margarida, who is mistaken for one of the prostitutes and rounded up with the other women. The film is the story of women bounded by adversity and serves as Licinio Azevedo’s dramatic and inspiring elegy to the insurgent spirit of women across nations, histories, and cultures. In Portuguese with English subtitles.”

 

 

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