Angola Film List

Title: EMANYA lOMUNDILO WOSHI (1999)
Format: VHS (PAL)
Language: Kuanyama and English with Kuanyama subtitles.
Run Time: 53 Min.
Description: This true story follows the journey of a sacred stone belonging to the Kwanyama people of northern Namibia and southern Angola. Passed down from generation to generation, this sacred power stone has remained at the centre of the Kwanyama kingdom, until the last Kwanyama king, Mandume, was killed in 1917. After the king's death, the stone disappeared. This documentary takes us on a quest to find the power stone.
Genre: Documentary

Title: ROSTOV-LUANDA (1997).
Format: VHS
Language: French and Portuguese with English subtitles.
Run Time: 60 Min.
Description: Sissako spent a year in Rostov on the Don and there became friends with a young man from Angola. This film chronicles the director's search for this friend from his past. In this personal retrospective, Sissako encounters present-day Angola and traces the great lines of Africa's recent history.
Genre: Documentary

Title: CUBA/SOUTH AFRICA AFTER THE BATTLE (1997)
Format: VHS
Language: English narration, Spanish dialogue with English subtitles.
Run Time: 58 Min.
Description: In 1975, the first Cuban soldiers went to Angola to help defend that newly independent government from invasion by South African troops. After nearly 14 years of bitter conflict, the Angolan War ended, Namibia was established as an independent state, and Cuban and South African troops have returned home. This documentary examines the politics of the war from both sides and features remarkable combat footage, archival material and interviews with Cuban and South African soldiers.
Genre: Documentary

Title: Angola - saudades from the one who loves you (2005) 
Format: VHS
Language: In English, with some dialogue in Portuguese with English subtitles.  
Run Time: 60 Min.
Description: In a series of intimate postcards from the motherland, a voice threads
together a surviving legacy of war, three years after peace was declared in Angola.
Genre: Documentary

Title: O herói = The hero (2004)
Format:  VHS
Language: In Portuguese with English subtitles   
Run Time: 97 min.
Description: Luanda, capital of Angola, is a huge city trying to cope with and overcome the profound legacy of a civil war that lasted for nearly 30 years. Vitório has just been discharged after almost 20 years of fighting in the war. During his last military assignment he stepped on a land mine and lost a leg. After recuperating, he finds himself alone, unemployed and homeless. He, along with the people that he encounters, attempt to build new lives at the same time as their country reconstructs in the postwar era
Genre: Drama

Title:  Na cidade vazia = Hollow city (2004)
Format: VHS, stereo.   
Language: In Portuguese with English subtitles
Run Time: 88 min.
Description: Set in the aftermath of the Angolan Revolution and the devastating results, this film chronicles the impact on the innocent.
Genre: Drama

Title: Landmines: seeds of the devil (Angola) (2002)
Format:  VHS
Language: In Portugese with English narration    
Run Time:  40 min.
Description: Landmines disable nearly 200 people a week in Angola and similar numbers of people are killed. Children are highly vulnerable victims. A peace time army of mine-cleaners try to clear the fields so people can cultivate food.
Genre: Documentary