Maluala

Maluala
Original title: Maluala
Production: Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC)
Country: Cuba
Director: Sergio Giral
Script: Sergio Giral; Jorge Sotolongo
Cast: Samuel Claxton; Miguel Gutiérrez; Adolfo Llauradó; Jorge Losada; Miguel Navarro; Hilda Oates; Raúl Pomares
Year: 1979
Duration: 84
Genre: Historical
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: English


Synopsis:

 The film is about the history of African slaves in Cuba during the nineteenth century. Maluala refers to those slaves who escaped and took refuge in the mountains in places called "palenques", and focuses on his political role as rebels in the war of independence against Spain.


Awards:

Winner of the Grand Coral - First Prize, at the Havana Film Festival 1979

Winner of the C.I.D.A.L.C. Award, at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1980

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