This week at the Stone Center…
Tuesday, November 10 at 7pm, Hitchcock Room
Njinga: Queen of Angola
Dir: Sergio Graciano / Feature / Angola / English / 109 min / 2013
In 17th century Angola, a woman leads her kingdom in a 40-year struggle for freedom and independence. Her name is Njinga. She will be known as Queen Njinga. Born into a patriarchal society, Njinga defied tradition to become queen at the age of 50 with the aim of ensuring her people were kept safe from the Portuguese slave traders. A true story of unrivalled determination, Njinga stands today as a symbol of resistance, fully embodying the motto: “those who fight, fight to win”.
Thursday, November 12 at 7pm Hitchcock Room
Dir: Licinio Azavedo / Feature / Mozambique / English / 90 mins / 2012
Set in Mozambique in 1975 in the immediate aftermath of the country’s war of independence, Virgin Margarida is a restrained and thought-provoking film that tells the story of a group of female sex workers who are captured by revolutionary soldiers and sent deep into the countryside to be ‘re-educated’. Although Maria João, the officer in charge of the programme, is driven by idealistic notions, she is perfectly willing to subject her prisoners to torture. In spite of their suffering, members of the captured group of women take it upon themselves to look out for Margarida, a 16 year-old girl who stands falsely accused of prostitution and transpires to be a virgin.
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