Agostinho Neto - doctor, poet, and Angola's first president
AfricAvenir, in partnership with the FNCC, invite to the screening of the Angolan documentary Agostinho Neto, 2000, 56 min, directed by Angolan veteran filmmaker Orlando Fortunato de Oliveira.
Orlando Fortunato will attend the screening and will be available for a Q-and-A session after the screening.
Entrance: 30,- N$
Agostinho Neto was one of the most important figures of the Movement for the Liberation of Angola. Founder of M.P.L.A. (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola). He experienced many intense years in the fight for the liberation of his country. This is a documentary about a man, a poet, a humanist who was in some ways a hero as well. Using archive material, the testimony of his friends and the recreation of some episodes in his life, this documentary attempts to paint the picture of the personality and figure that was Agostinho Neto.
About the director:
Orlando Fortunato de Oliveira was born on March 20, 1946 in Benguel, Angola. He is one of the pioneers of Angolan cinema. As a director, his films portray the era of colonialism. Graduate of Catholic University of America in sciences and geophysics, he turned to cinema and released his first film, Um Caso Nosso, in 1978. In 1981, he resumed studies at the London International Film School and made several documentaries. Memória de um Dia (1982) tells the story of the Bengo Icolo massacre, carried out by the Portuguese in 1960. In 1989 he made his first feature film, Comboio da Cañhoca (The Train of Cañhoca), but for geopolitical reasons it was not shown for over fifteen years. In the meantime he made a few documentaries, such as Agostinho Neto (2000). In 2010 he completed Batepá, which is set in Sao Tome e Principe. The film is centered on the local colonial relations: segregation, repression, torture and political killings, which culminated in 1953.
Um Caso Nosso (1978);
Memória de um Dia (1982);
Festa d’Ilha (1985);
San Pedro de Barra (1985);
Comboio da Cañhoca [The Train of Cañhoca] (1989);
Agostinho Neto (2000);