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The Blue Eyes of Yonta is Flora Gomes’s second feature. Set in the capital city of Bissau, Gomes’ film follows Vicente, a former freedom fighter who runs a fish warehouse, Zé, a student and lover of poetry, and Yonta, an independent-minded member of the post-Independence generation. A reflection on the frictions, hopes, and disillusionment of postcolonial Guinea-Bissau.

Photo credit: Courtesy of California Newsreel.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    Guinea-Bissau Creole
  • Country
  • Note
    with English subtitles
  • Director
    Flora Gomes