Ciclo de Cinema e Descolonização: The Devil's Harvest (Mar 25th)

Ciclo de Cinema e Descolonização: Moçambique em foco | March 25th | The Devil’s Harvest (“A colheita do Diabo”) | Discussion panel with Brigitte Bagnol (online)

The Centre for African and Development Studies (CEsA/CSG/ISEG/ULisboa), within the scope of the “Ciclo de Cinema e Descolonização: Moçambique em foco”, is pleased to announce the screening of The Devil’s Harvest (“A colheita do Diabo” in Portuguese) (Licínio Azevedo e Brigitte Bagnol, 1988, Docufiction, 52 min, Portuguese). The session is free admission and will take place on March 25, 10 am, at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management (Auditorium 2, Rua do Quelhas n. 6, 1200-781, Lisbon, Portugal).

The film will be played in Portuguese. We recommend a pre-registration (click here to register), but the capacity of the auditorium will be filled in order of arrival.

The debate will follow with co-director and researcher Brigitte Bagnol (online).

Synopsis for “The Devil’s Harvest”

First Mozambican feature film made on video by Brigitte Bagnol and Licínio Azevedo in 1988, “The Devil’s Harvest” mix reality and fiction, as well as professional and non-professional actors. Among the first images, dedicated to the importance of cinema, and the tragic, real and announced episodes, the film portrays the daily life of a small rural community threatened by drought and armed attacks by “bandits”, defended by a group of veterans of the national liberation struggle.


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About the “Ciclo de 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.

The film club will take place from January to July 2023, with screenings once a month, always on Saturdays, where it is intended to debate and reflect on the legacies and memories of decolonization in Mozambique. 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.

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

Check the full program for 2023 of the film club “Cinema e Descolonização: Moçambique em foco”

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