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Title:

SAMBIZANGA

Country:Kongo 1972
Format:16 mm
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:102 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa VI


Director :Agostini, Claude
 Maldoror, Sarah
 Pons, Maurice
Screenplay:Maldoror, Sarah
Screenplay by:Vieira, Luandino
Cinematography:Agostini, Claude
Editing:Klotz, Georges
  
Cast:Abelino, Dino
 Andrade, Elisa
 de Oliveira, Domingos
 M`Vondo, Jean
Production company:Isabelle Films


Storyline



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Sambizanga is set during Angola`s struggle for liberation from Portuguese domination, and tells the story of Maria Xavier`s search for her husband, a worker, who has been imprisoned and tortured by the secret police. Focusing on her day-to-day existence during the struggle, Maria`s physical journey gradually also marks the awakening of her political consciousness.
Guadeloupean-born director Sarah Maldoror was married to one of the leaders of the Angolan struggle for independence and devoted her filmmaking career to raising international awareness of the African liberation struggles. (Africultures)

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Filmfestival „Jours du Film de Carthage" in Tunesien 1972: Hauptpreis „Tanit d`Or"