Scribe Video Center (4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor) will screen the film Cabralista on Friday, July 13 at 7:00pm. Director Valerio Lopes will be in attendance. Cost is $5, or free for Scribe and Reelblack members. Shot in Cape Verde, Portugal, Libya, Kenya, Guinea and Luxembourg, Cabralista is the first episode in an ambitious documentary trilogy inspired by the work of political activist Amilcar Cabral.
In this feature-length documentary, Cabral’s theories, life and work are considered and analyzed by young African students and intellectuals, as they seek alternative solutions to present-day cultural and social issues. Amilcar Cabral was a Guinea-Bissauan and Cape Verdean agricultural engineer, writer, nationalist thinker and politician leading the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands and the ensuing war of independence in Guinea-Bissau. The original music by filmmaker/musician Lopes creates a captivating mood and sets the tone for a compelling climax. The film will be 52 minutes long and presented in French, Portuguese and Creole with English subtitles.