Letters to Angola

Letters to Angola


Original title: Cartas para Angola
Country: Brazil
Director: Coraci Ruiz; Julio Matos
Year: 2012
Duration: 63
Genre: Historic documentary
Color: Color
Original language: Portuguese
Languages available: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

Synopsis:

 Brazil and Angola are two shores of the Atlantic that share the same language, a common colonial past and many shared stories. In this film, people separated by an ocean exchange correspondence - some are longtime friends, others have never met. Their stories intertwine and tell about flows of migration, longing, belonging, war, prejudices, exile, distances. The search for identity and the thread of memory are guided by the line of affection, which unites the seven pairs of interlocutors that the documentary presents: people who traced their life stories between Brazil, Angola and Portugal.


Awards:

 Best Documentary at Recife Ethnographic Film Festival

Best Documentary at Luanda International Film Festival

CPLP Award at FESTin - Itinerant Portuguese Film Festival

Honorable Mention at Flanders Latin American Film Festival

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