hi im a film production student and i just recently cam across this film as i was reading a film history book, i've never watched it but i'd love to just because i'm from Angola but because i was truly inspired and Motivated by Sarah.M- can anyone tell me where i can find it??
The film beautifully communicated injustice as well as the resilience of the colonized that is further strengthened by the fact that Maldoror sheds her view as a woman. The fact that the film gives equal focus on the wife of the political prisoner as well as mixed races being given preference highlight two key aspects all often too forgotten in colonialism narratives that helps makes the film complex and profound.
I thank Yuki for the opportunity to see this most important episode in the annals of political action, and the history of world film. Sarah Maldoror completed a great breakthrough in cinema by exposing a single, non-political woman and mother, caught in the oppressive tumult within the early days of Angola's war for independence. Not merely a worthy and unique subject, but a great directorial creation.
I have just seen this amazing film. What a landmark in African cinema. This was the first film from Africa directed by a woman, and is very much the equal any film made by her more illustrious colleagues such as Sembene, Cisse or Mambety. This film represents the real spirit of "third cinema", a new world voice exposing the disparity between the rich and poor and the byproduct of violence and terror. Superb!!