17 November 2012

Angola: Movie Debut Marks Starting of International Film Festival

Luanda — The movie entitled "Rastos de Sangue", by the Angolan filmmaker Mawete Paciencia opened Friday the 5th edition of the International Film Festival of Luanda (FIC Luanda-2012), held in Atlantico cinema.

The movie portrays a drama of a group of African children who suffer the vicissitudes of human trafficking, sexual abuse, wars and are seeking solution of their plights.

For this edition of FIC Luanda, the Angolan Institute of Cinema, Audiovisual and MultiMedia (IACAM), the institution that manages the festival, has planned a 30 film display, 12 of which belong to a national filmmakers.

The six day festival show will also include movies by Portuguese, Argentines, Brazilians, Americans, Italians, French, Cuban, Mozambican, Guinean and Spanish filmmakers.

The event will also be marked by lectures, talks, tributes to the filmmakers, delivery of certificates and ceremony to award the winning films of FIC Luanda-2012.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of International Film festival of Luanda, the Angolan minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, called for the urgent need to change the current situation of the Angolan film.The minister decried the poor funding for making documentaries.

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