• Director

    Flora Gomes

  • With

    Bia Gomes, Tunu Eugenio Almada

  • Guinea Bissau-Portugal 1988. 85min

  • 35mm

  • English subtitles

In 1973, young Diminga attempts to join her husband Sako on the front line of Amilcar Cabral’s freedom fighters, the PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde). Walking through the bush with the fighters, she struggles to remain optimistic as she sees her country in ruins. A festival favourite, Gomes’ film was one of the first to deal with former Portuguese colonies’ liberation wars.

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