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CEsA launches the film club “Cinema e Descolonização: Moçambique em foco”

The Centre for African and Development Studies (CEsA) launches the project “Cinema e Descolonização: Moçambique em foco” for regular film screenings in film club format, where it is intended to debate and reflect on the legacies and memories of decolonization in Mozambique.

The sessions will take place once a month, from November 2022 to July 2023, at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management – ​​Auditorium Caixa Geral de Depósitos. Each session will have the spoken remarks of producers, directors, etc., as well as moderators and debaters who will facilitate the debate within the audience.

About the Cycle “Cinema e Descolonização: Moçambique em foco”
The project urges to understand decolonization as a process still in progress, which must be accepted and integrated into the social, political, cultural and personal dynamics. The project aims to create an open and dynamic space for sharing, where memories, narratives, dialogues and reflections can emerge. It is coordinated by Jessica Falconi (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa) and curated by the Mozambican filmmakers Isabel Noronha and Camilo de Sousa.

Coordination: Jessica Falconi (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa)
Curators: Isabel Noronha and Camilo de Sousa
Scientific consultancy: Joana Pereira Leite (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa) and Ana Mafalda Leite (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa)
Support: CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa

First session – The Time of Leopards (Zdravko Velimirovic, 1985, Fiction, 91 min.)

The first session, with a screening of “O Tempo dos Leopardos” (Zdravko Velimirovic, 1985, Fiction, 91 min.), will take place on November 5, 2022, at 10:30 am, at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management – ​​Auditorium Caixa Geral de Depósitos. The debate will follow with the assistant director Camilo de Sousa, with the researcher Iolanda Vasile, and with the screenwriter Luís Carlos Patraquim.

The film will be played in Portuguese, with English subtitles. There is no pre-registration.

 

Synopsis for “The Time of the Leopards”
Mozambique, 1971. A group of Mozambican guerrillas, led by Pedro (Santos Mulungo), fights against the Portuguese colonial system and also faces internal tensions and betrayals within the liberation movement. An epic film and political drama about the liberation struggle and decolonization.

Further information in the movie booklet (click here: O Tempo dos leopardos_Camilo de Sousa)

Author: CEsA Communication Team (comunicacao@cesa.iseg.ulisboa.pt)
Image: CEsA/Reproduction


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