Sambizanga [Sambizanga]


Directed By: Sarah Maldoror

January 21, 1972 / Portuguese / 97 min

Set in 1961 at the onset of the Angolan War of Indepence from Portugual, Sambizanga follows an Angolan militant who risks being tortured to death if he does not give up the names of fellow dissidents. This first feature produced by a Lusophone African country employs non-professional political activists as actors.

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