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NELIO’S STORY / COMEDIA INFANTIL
Shot in Mozambique, but set in an unnamed city, the film depicts the life of an orphan boy, Nelio, whose parents were killed by guerrillas. He escapes to the city and finds magic there and is soon rumored to possess healing powers, in this violent, yet mythic coming-of-age story. Based on a novel by the popular Swedish writer Henning
DIRECTED BY SOLVEIG NORDLUND, MOZAMBIQUE AND SWEDEN / 1997 / PORTUGUESE AND MOZAMBICAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 92 MIN
Sometimes distasteful practices are most effectively criticized with a good sense of humor. Meet Modou, a young, courageous and determined talibé - a pupil in a Koranic school - who manages to escape from his corrupt and abusive teacher to find a better life in contemporary Dakar, Senegal.
DIRECTED BY AMADOU THIOR / SENEGAL / 2002 / WOLOF AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 85 MIN