Nelisita: a screening trajectory
Nelisita is a 1982 feature film directed by Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, inspired by two oral narratives, of the agro-pastoralist Ovamwila, in Southern Angola. It is one of the only feature fiction spoken in an african vernacular language, and one of the few fictional Angolan films.
Since its release in 1982, the film won awards in several festivals and was screened in different countries in Europe, Africa and in various towns in Brazil. From the mid 1990s onwards, Nelisita was occasionally screened in Europe, Brazil and Angola in thematic film sessions approaching post-colonial African or Angolan film productions’ relationship with the nation-building projects after independence, or in the context of tributes, exhibitions and debates specifically dedicated to the director’s work.
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