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Orlando Fortunato

Orlando Fortunato de Oliveira was born on March 20th, 1946 in Benguel. He is considered to be one one of the pioneers of Angolan cinema. He got a degree in science and geophysics by Catholic University of America and in cinema by London International Film School. His films portray the era of colonialism. He is author of several documentaries, such as Um Caso Nosso (1978, Our Case), Memória de um Dia (1982, Memory Of One Day), which tells the story of the Icolo and Bengo massacre, or Agostino Neto (2000). It took more than fifteen years for his first feature film, Comboio da Cañhoca (The Train of Cañhoca, 1989) to be shown due to political reasons. In 2010, he completed Batepá, about the massacre in São Tomé. 

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