Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Salomon 001
Produced by José Mazeda and directed by Francisco Manso
(Portugal, 2011). The film is based on the true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who saved 30,000 people from Nazi persecution by issuing visas for safe passage to Portugal during WWII, defying the direct orders of his government.
Friday, October 28, 2016: Testamento
This film is based on a novel by the acclaimed Cape Verdean author Germano Almeida, is “a meditation on life and the choices one makes.” The film was shot in the tiny Cape Verdean city of Mindelo off the coast of West Africa. Set against breathtaking views of mountains, desert terrain and endless beaches, the film begins with the death of Mr. Napumoceno (Nelson Xavier), the wealthiest businessman in Cape Verde. Testamento is scored by the internationally acclaimed Cape Verdean musician Tito Paris, and features an appearance by Cape Verdean world music diva Cesaria Evora.
(Distributed October 14, 2016)