Monangambée
  • Year1969
  • Duration18 min

Shot in Algeria, this fiction film shows the stupidity and cruelty of the colonising Portuguese authorities in Angola. The wife of a young supporter of Angola resistance visits him in jail. Before leaving, she tells him she will bring him something on her next visit, but the guard watching them hears her words and reports to the head of the prison. As a result of loss in translation, the man is tortured. Monangambée is the shout of Angolan resistance meaning white death. The score was contributed by the Art ensemble of Chicago.

Monangamée is screening in Sheffield on Sunday 4 October at 7:00pm alongside L'Hôpital de Leningrad as part of our Tribute to Sarah Maldoror




This event will include a Live Q&A the director's daughter Annouchka de Andrade


Please note this film is only screening in cinemas.

  • Director(s): Sarah Maldoror
  • Producer(s): Département Orientation et information du Front National de Libération
  • Country: Algeria,
  • Language: French
  • Premiere status: None