32nd Cascade Festival of African Film


Expired March 2, 2022 11:00 PM
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Fun Online Family activities and discussion following the film on zoom at 4:45pm PST on Saturday the 26th with the North Portland Library!
Join the North Portland Library's Black Cultural Library Advocates after the film for a delightful family activity. Inspired by the compelling acts of playful subversion in Ondjaki's film adaptation, we will exercise collective storytelling through Exquisite Corpse. This creative effort lets all participants contribute, each person adding on to the end of another's sentence, as we compose a group story. Our result will be a surreal, imaginative narrative that forgoes boundaries to celebrate defiant agency in children. Adults are welcome to remain, afterwards, to continue a discussion on the context of the film in Angolan history, the power of language, and resources to deepen our dive of understanding.

Register here to participate: https://portlandcc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdOupqTMvHdepk4oMfgbLVxQaxjKNOzt5

In a small coastal African village, Jaki lives in a house full of cousins ruled with an iron fist by grandmother Agnette and haunted by the mysterious figure of Grandmother Catarina. The life of the neighbourhood revolves around the construction of a Mausoleum for a deceased President that threatens to demolish the local residents’ houses. “Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret” is an adaptation of Ondjaki's novel.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique
  • Director
    João Ribeiro
  • Screenwriter
    João Nunes
  • Producer
    Luís Galvão Teles, João Ribeiro
  • Cast
    Dmitry Bogomolov
  • Cinematographer
    José António Loureiro