Angola: Saudades From the One Who Loves You

General Information

Original Title
Angola, saudades de quem te ama
Pakleppa, Richard, director.
English, Portuguese.
Brandt, Neil, 2005.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (64 min.)


An insider’s portrait of an unknown, oil- and diamond-rich, war-damaged country. This journey across Luanda, the Angolan capital, introduces both the past and the present of the country, and its hunger for a new future after 27 years of the civil war. The memories of Portuguese colonial rule, the scars of the clashing interests of cold war superpowers, the years of foreign military occupation, and the long, long civil war, intensified by the conflicting interests in natural resources – all of these traces fuse in the dense life of the cosmopolitan metropolis. The journey takes us into the lives of characters from diverse backgrounds: a fish seller, street boys, a school teacher, an old peasant, two fashion models, and a rap musician whose songs denounce corruption and will get you into trouble if you try singing them in public. The film is a collaboration between Namibian director Richard Pakleppa, and Angolan musician and performer Paulo Flores. The letters are written by Paulo Flores, Richard Pakleppa, and Albano Cardoso.


Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Angola: Saudades From the One Who Loves You
Duration: 01:04:00


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