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, 2008
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
10th floor
UCLA campus
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.


Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 3 for $8.