Sembène Film Festival: The Hero (Angola)Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(2 hrs. approximate run time)
Join us for a screening of The Hero presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in Portuguese with English subtitles.)
Best Foreign Feature winner of ther 2005 Sundance Film Festival, THE HERO (O HEROI) is the story of Angola, a nation torn apart by forty years of uninterrupted war, and now trying imperfectly but courageously to piece itself back together. It is also the story of a city, Luanda, like so many in the Third World, trying to absorb the millions of people displaced by civil strife and global economic change.
In THE HERO, A 20-year veteran of the 30-year-old Angolan civil war finds assimilation into the chaotic life of the capital city of Luanda a challenge in this affecting drama.
“The Hero is a universal story. In Central Europe, Latin America, Africa and in all the places where there is or there was war, hundreds of thousands must deal with the stigma, try to survive and become a part of post-war society. The aim of this movie is to show children – the former instruments of war—that it is possible to live in peace.”
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events.
The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.