O Heri (English: The Hero)
The African Activist Association will be screening Zeze Gamboa's O Heroi (English: The Hero), a film about the life of average Angolans after the Angolan Civil War.
Wednesday, January 30, 20086:00 PM - 7:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The film follows the lives of three individuals:
- Vitório, a war veteran crippled by a landmine, who returns to Luanda.
- Manu, a young boy searching for his soldier father.
- Joana, a teacher who mentors the boy and begins a love affair with Vitório.
Directed by Zézé Gamboa, O Herói won the 2005 Sundance World Dramatic Cinema Jury Grand Prize.
Cassandra Tesch, an MA student in African Studies at UCLA will follow up the screening with a brief discussion of some of the critical themes the film addresses.