A Memory in Three Acts

    • Inadelso Cossa
    • Mozambique
    • 2016
    • 64 min
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    Synopsis

    Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1975, following a bloody struggle that lasted more than a decade. In three acts (plus a poetic prologue and epilogue), some of those who lived through it tell their story about the struggle for independence. A former political prisoner returns to the building named Villa Algarve, where he was tortured – though dilapidated now, it is still maintained as a monument to what took place. There were many who did not survive the torture. We also get to hear the other side of the story, as told by the daughter of an agent of the secret police who was murdered before her eyes following the fall of the Portuguese dictatorship. This striking mix of archive footage, shots of present day and the pervasive soundtrack give us the feeling that past and present are inextricably linked. The oral testimonies bear witness to a multifaceted colonial trauma, and the wounds are still fresh.

    Credits

    • 64 min
    • color / black and white
    • DCP
    Screening copy
    16mmfilmes
    World Sales
    16mmfilmes
    Director
    Inadelso Cossa
    Production
    Inadelso Cossa from 16mmfilmes
    Co-production
    Weltfilm
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    IDFA history

    2014
    Supported with €17500 for Classic: Production & postproduction
    2015
    Summer School Editing
    2014
    Summer School Script

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