Kuxa Kanema

Margarida Cardoso

Portugal 2003, 52min

Kuxa Kanema is the title of the film referring to the weekly ten-minute newsreels that were produced. It means “birth of the cinema”, which is the main focus of the story that has newsreels and other film material as amazingly strong archive material to draw on. Look at Samora when he speaks: what a charismatic figure, loved by the cameras and very conscious of what these cameras could be used for.


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