Original Title: Mãos de Barro
Mozambique, 2003
color 50'   African Documentary
 
 

The imaginary world of a unique and refreshing artist from Mozambique who expresses herself with clay, a traditional African material.
Reinata Sadimba was born in 1945. Her age hasn’t erased her lively sparkle, as if she were still a cheerful little girl. The sculptures tell all sorts of stories drawn from real life and her country’s folkloric tradition. It is also her way of exorcising ghosts and demons. Exhibitions in the USA, Japan and Germany have earned her worldwide fame. She is an eccentric character who loves to dance in men's clothes.

Language: Portuguese and Maconde

Director: Licínio Azevedo

Production Company: Ebano Multimédia


Versions: English and French subtitles

Availability: Please contact TRIGON FILM - Walter Ruggle [info@trigon-film.org] - www.trigon-film.org

 
   
Licínio Azevedo is at the same time a director and a writer. He participated in the experiences of Ruy Guerra and Jean-Luc Godard, at the INC (National Film Institute of Mozambique). He is now an independent filmmaker and co-founder of Ebano Multimedia, the most important production company in Mozambique. His multiple productions have won awards all over the world. His first long feature-film, "Margarida", is at the moment in post-production.


Main Filmography
The Devil’s Harvest, 1988.
Marracuene, 1990.
Farewell GDR, 1992.
The Tree of our Ancestors, 1994.
The Water War, 1996.
Tchuma Tchato, 1997.
Massassane, 1998.
The Last Prostitute, 1999.
Community Stories, 2000.
The Bridge, 2001.
Eclipse, 2002.
Disobedience, 2002.
Hands of Clay, 2003.
The demining camp, 2005.
The Great Bazaar, 2006.
Night Lodgers, 2007.
The Island of Spirits, 2010.
Margarida, in post-production.
 
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