Maka Angola (Luanda)

26 October 2012

Angola: 'Angola - Birth of a Movement' On Al Jazeera

A new film by Al Jazeera documents the birth of the protest movement in Angola.

Inspired by the Arab Spring and fueled by politically-charged rap and hip hop music, a youth-led movement has burst on to the streets of Luanda since 2011, demanding an end to decades of corruption, mismanagement and authoritarian rule.

"Angola: Birth of a Movement", produced by the Qatar-based TV channel, focuses on three young Angolan activists (Luaty Beirao, Carbono Casimiro and Mbanza Hamza), as they struggle to create a space for public dissent in a country stifled by fear. The 25-minute film is part of Activate, an Al Jazeera series that features activists from around the globe, and will air starting November 5.

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