Colonial Legacies in African Film

Wolfsonian Museum August 16th, 2007Wolfsonian Museum will be screening the film Mortu Nega (Guinea-Bissau, Flora Gomes, 1998, DVD, 85 min) as part of their series Colonial Legacies in African Film. After five centuries of Portuguese colonization and a decade of armed struggle, in 1973 independence was proclaimed in Guinea-Bissau. Mortu Nega, set in 1973, follows Dominga on her journey to join her husband, Sako, a liberation fighter. The film captures Cabral’s assassination, the ending of the hostilities, and the reconstruction of the economically and spiritually devastated country.

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