52nd edition

25

Fortnight 1977, Feature film, 2h

Synopsis

On the 25th of June 1975 in Maputo, on the night of Independence at midnight, we filmed a population celebrating its liberation and expressing its joy to be part of the world’s revolution. This party, another Christmas on Earth, could exist thanks to 400 years od resistance and other recent « 25th » : – in June 1962, creation of the FRELIMO, – in September 1964, first moment of the rebellion, – in April 1974, the fall of the Portuguese fascism. We wanted to make a film on the warlike joy of colonized people who are liberated, who realizes what a revolution is, through which they can find their own identity, and be re-educated. A party of music radiating the great energy of this day. This is a film where colonized people speak of a new alphabet – a revolutionary alphabet – to other colonized people. Celso LUCCAS & José Celso CORRÉA

Team

Image
Celso Luccas, Guilherme Costa

Editing
Celso Luccas, Manuela Moira

Music
Chansons populaires

Production

Production : INSTITUT NATIONAL DU CINÉMA DU MOZAMBIQUE