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Lost Continent: Cinema of Mozambique

by The Africa Film Project
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Almost five centuries as a Portuguese colony came to a close with independence in 1975. Large scale emigration by whites, economic dependence on South Africa, a severe drought, and a prolonged civil war hindered the country’s development. The ruling party formally abandoned Marxism in 1989, after the death of the president Samora Machel and a new constitution the following year provided for multiparty elections and a free market economy. A UN-negotiated peace agreement with rebel forces ended the...

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