Screening - THE HERO (O HERÓI)

THE HERO (O HERÓI)

Time

Date

Location

 

Admission

2:00pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

BULAWAYO - NATIONAL ARTS GALLERY

THE AFICAN CINEMA TENT

FREE

Directed by
Zézé Gamboa
Producer

Fernando Vendrell

Screenwriter

Carla Baptista

Country

Angola (2005)

Running time

Language

Genre

97 mins

Portuguese (with English subtitles)

Feature

Synopsis

The Hero (O Herói) is the story of Angola, a nation torn apart by forty years of uninterrupted war, and now trying imperfectly but courageously to piece itself back together. It is also the story of a city, Luanda, like so many in the Third World, trying to absorb the millions of people displaced by civil strife and global economic change.

Zézé Gamboa, director of the film, has stated that he considers himself in the camp of African filmmakers who see their work as contributing directly to the task of national reconstruction. “The Hero is a universal story.  In Central Europe, Latin America, Africa and in all the places where there is or there was war, hundreds of thousands must deal with the stigma, try to survive and become a part of post-war society.  The aim of this movie is to show children - the former instruments of war—that it is possible to live in peace.”