11 September 2012

Angola: Nation's Movie Screened in Toronto

Ottawa — The Angolan movie "O Grande Kilapy", by filmmaker José Augusto Octavio Gamboa do Passos "Zeze Gamboa", was exhibited in the Canadian city of Toronto, on September 7-10, during the 37th edition of the International Festival of Cinema taking place in that city since September 6-16.

The 10-minute film will be displayed again on September 14th, this and was produced by the companies "David e Golias" and "Gamboa e Gamboa" and deals with the adventures of a young Angolan João Fraga "Joãozinho" that during the Portuguese colonial occupation, embezzled a bench to help his countrymen to evade up the prison and the country.

The movie has as main actor the Brazilian Lazaro Ramos, who plays the role of Joãozinho, the son of a bank officer and senior Angolan executive of the central bank, who was able to circumvent the Portuguese colonial regime to help keep the flame of nationalist movements in Angola.

The young Joãozinho, who in the 60s attended course of engineering at higher technical institute, played basketball for Sporting Club of Portugal, led a life in style, making use of expensive clothes and cars, attracting the attention of female and PIDE guards who watched for the academic movement in the capital.

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