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'Cine Zunga' project takes open-air cinema to Luanda's neighborhoods

The production company Geração 80 in partnership with the Administration of the Urban District of Kilamba will present, this Friday, a project that aims to bring open-air cinema to the neighborhoods of Luanda.

: Facebook da Geração 80
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Named 'Cine Zunga', this project is expected to show films, using an inflatable screen, in open-air sessions with capacity for up to 500 people, according to a statement sent to VerAngola.

"The producer Geração 80 in partnership with the Administration of the Urban District of Kilamba present on the 28th of July, 6 pm at the Primary School 16th of June (Block Q, Centrality of Kilamba), the project 'Cine Zunga', an initiative whose main objective is to bring cinema to the citizens of the different neighborhoods of the province of Luanda, through a solution for showing Angolan films using an inflatable screen with a sound and mobile image projection system, prepared for outdoor sessions of up to 500 people", read in the note.

Chosen as the launch site for 'Cine Zunga', the Kilamba Urban District will have a program of screenings between July 28th and September 19th, "with 52 films, including short films, feature films and documentaries, a program which includes Angolan classics and award-winning films, all with themes for a wide audience that includes adults, young people, teenagers and families".

According to the curator responsible for programming the project, Miriam Vanda, the chosen films will make it possible to "revive collective memory, reflect on our history, cultural matrix and identity as a nation", says the statement.

So, for example, in the next two days five films will be shown. On Friday, July 28th, there will be screenings of 'Moça' and 'Mwana Nketo', while on Saturday, July 29th, the films 'Alzheimer's', 'Na Cidade Vazia' and 'Histórias da Música Popular' will be shown ( see poster below).

"With a social, economic and strengthening nature of the national cinematographic value chain, the 'Cine Zunga' (Zunga, word of etymological origin: Kimbundu nzunga, street, public road, street vendor) has as a long-term goal to reach an audience of viewers of one million people in five years, fundamentally showing Angolan cinema and ensuring that it is consumed by a wider audience", reads the note.

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