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European film cycle highlights dialogue with Africa at the Luanda Biennial

Nine films are part of the European cinema cycle with which the Eunic group, which integrates, among other entities, Camões – Centro Cultural Português, commemorates this year's edition of the Luanda Biennial, on the 28th, 29th and 30th of November.

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The "Euro-Africa Dialogues" series is made up of nine films produced in recent decades, which address social, cultural and political issues between the two continents, according to a press release from Camões.

The films "O Robo do Boli (2020)", by Abderrahmane Sissako, which portrays in an opera the theft of a Malian Boli, "I love kuduro – From angola to the world (2013)", by Mário Patrocínio, with the most idolized stars of this Angolan musical genre, and "Becoming Black (2020)" by Ines Johnson-Spain, about a woman in search of her own identity, will open the cycle at the Camões auditorium, on 28 November.

On the second day, the films "Black Diamonds (2013)", by Miguel Alcantud, about two young people who dream of becoming footballers, are shown, "Skin dark – From the periphery to the center (2021)", by Graça Castanheira, which follows the feelings of six young black people heading to the center of Lisbon and "O citizen (2016)", by Roland Vranik, which presents the struggle of a man over 50 in the search for Hungarian nationality.

The cycle ends on November 30 with the films "Little Country (2020)", by Eric Barbier, "The Combatants of the Sacred Fur (2015)", by Florian Vallée, and "Martha & Niki (2016)", by Tara Mkandawire.
Admission is free and the maximum capacity of the room is 60 seats.

The EUNIC Group (EU National Institutes for Culture) is made up of Camões – Centro Cultural Português, Goeth Institut, Alliance Française de Luanda and the Embassies of Spain and Hungary, as well as the Embassies of Belgium, Sweden and Norway.

The second edition of the Luanda Biennial is an international event jointly organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), African Union (AU) and the Government of Angola between 27 and 30 of November in hybrid format.

"Art, Culture, Heritage: Levers for the Africa We Want" is the central motto of this Bienal, which should bring together more than 100 young leaders from all over Africa in spaces for reflection, exhibition, dissemination of artistic creations, good practices, ideas and knowledge related to the culture of peace.