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Zézé Gamboa

Zézé Gamboa is an Angolan filmmaker, born in Luanda in 1955. For many years, he worked as a producer and director for the Angolan television. In 1984, he got a degree in Sound Engeneering by Nécipone, in Paris, and in 1991 he directed his first documentary Mopiopio, Sopro de Angola (Mopiopio, Breath of Angola), which won several prizes at the festival FESPACO and at the Milan African Film Festival. Till the date, he directed documentaries Dissidência (Dissidence, 1998), Desassossego de Pessoa (Pessoa's Disquiet, 1999), Burned by Blue (1999) and three fiction films: the short film Bom Dia, África (Good Morning, Africa, 2009) and two feature films: O Herói (The Hero, 2004) e O Grande Kilapy (The Great Kilapy, 2012). O Herói won the World Cinema Juri Prize at the 2005 Sundance Festival, in the USA.


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