Mortu nega /

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Imprint:San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, [1998?]
Description:1 videocassette (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Series:Library of African cinema
Library of African cinema (Videorecording)
Subject:Revolution (Guinea-Bissau : 1963-1974)
Guinea-Bissau -- History -- Revolution, 1963-1974.
Feature films.
Format: Video cassette Video
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Varying Form of Title:English title from subtitles: Those whom death refused
Other authors / contributors:Gomes, Flora.
California Newsreel (Firm)
Portuguese with English subtitles.
Summary:"In 1973, independence was proclaimed [in Guinea Bissau], ending five centuries of Portuguese colonization and a decade of armed struggle. [This film], Gomes' first feature-length film, made in 1987, ... portrays this critical period in history through the story of one woman, Diminga, whose husband is fighting on the front lines. The camera captures Cabral's assassination, the ending of hostilities, and the reconstruction of the economically and spiritually devastated country. The term "Mortu Nega" means those that death did not want, and Gomes films a ceremony using 3000 extras, in which survivors call upon the dead, asking them how they can go on living in such terrible conditions"--From the Le Monde Cannes '96 Supplement, May 10.

Regenstein, 2nd and 3rd Floor Video/DVD Collection

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Call Number: VidCass PN1997.M678 1998
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