‘’The film that I have chosen is based on the colonisation of and immigration to Mozambique by civilians from Portugal. This is also part of my great grandfather’s history, Antonio D’Alumeida. He was a mixed-race man born in Portugal to a black mother and a white father. As a young adult Antonio sold spices with his uncles but it wasn’t until later on that he decided to move to Mozambique as a missionary. After a period of time my great grandfather then moved to my home country Zimbabwe, where he settled. It was there he got married and his wife gave birth to my grandmother who unfortunately passed away after giving birth. This screening will be preceded by my story’’. - Curated by Tinofara Fombe
A Costa dos Murmúrios (The Murmuring Coast)
Margarida Cardoso | Mozambique/Portugal/Germany 2004 | 2h | Portuguese with English subtitles | 15
This film is set during the 1960s when Mozambique was fighting for independence from Portuguese colonial rule. It focuses on the story of a woman who moves from Lisbon to Mozambique to marry a man who is currently enlisted in the military services. The relationship between the couple begins to become unstable once the disturbing truths of war are exposed - the racism, violence and injustice. The Murmuring Coast addresses the view from an outsider moving into a country at the time that the violence of a colonial age is coming to the fore.