Original Title: Luanda, a Fábrica da Música
Angola/Portugal, 2009
color 54'   African Documentary

In the middle of a Luanda slum, DJ Buda owns a recording studio, giving the opportunity to young singers to express themselves. Rhyming at Buda’s beats, the kids shout out all their worries and everyday experiences to his old micro with an incredible energy. In the end they dance joyfully, laugh and listen to their own work with the inhabitants of the neighbourhood. A new market is exploding with the new generation.
It's impossible not to dance with them!

Language: Portuguese

Director: Inês Gonçalves and Kiluanje Liberdade

Production Company: Noland Films

DokLeipzig - Germany;
Montreal Film Festival - Canada;
DocLisboa - Portugal;
DokFest - Munich;
Play-Doc - Spain;
Festival de Tarifa - Spain;
My World Images - Denmark;
Africa in the Picture - Holland;
CAK Oslo - Norway

Versions: Original version and with English subtitles

Availability: The World

Kiluange Liberdade was born in Angola in 1976.
Graduated in Communication and Culture Sciences in the University of Lisbon. Post-graduated in African Studies (ISCTE, Lisbon).
Director of television in TV Zimbo (Luanda, Angola), assistant director in “A Favor da Claridade”, by Teresa Villaverde and assistant producer in the exposition "Exposição de Fotografias com Banda Sonora", Cape Verde, by Inês Gonçalves and Vasco Pimentel.

Filmography as a director:
2009, Co-director of “Tchiloli, Masks and Myths” with Inês Gonçalves;
2009, Co-director of “Luanda, Fábrica da Música” with Inês Gonçalves;
2005/6, Co-director and co-producer with the Angolan writer Ondjaki of the documentary “Oxalá Cresçam Pitangas”;
1998, Co-director of the film "Outros Bairros" with Inês Gonçalves and Vasco
1996, Director of the documentary "O Rap é uma Arma".

Inês Gonçalves
was born in Málaga (Spain), but her nationality is Portuguese.
Works and lives in Lisbon. As a photographer she works for the press, book publications and photo exhibitions.

Filmography as a director:
2009, Co-director of “Tchiloli, Masks and Myths” with Kilunaje Liberdade.
2009, Co-director of “Luanda, Fábrica da Música” with Kiluanje Liberdade;
2005, Uncertain Homeland, co-directed with Vasco Pimentel;
1999, “Other Neighbourhoods”, co-directed with Kiluanje Liberdade and Vasco Pimentel.
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