Sambizanga (Indie Memphis Screening)
1350 Concourse Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
Indie Memphis Screening presented with Crosstown Arts
🎟️: $12 ---> https://bit.ly/3Q3DSDa
Make plans to join Indie Memphis Wednesday, June 29 at Crosstown Theater for SAMBIZANGA -- a revolutionary bombshell from 1972 by one of Africa’s first female directors! Sarah Maldoror’s electrifying chronicle of Angola’s awakening independence movement is a stirring hymn to those who risked everything in the fight for freedom.
Based on a true story, SAMBIZANGA follows young resistance leader Domingos Xavier (Domingos Oliveira) whose arrest by the Portuguese authorities helps ignite an anti-colonialist uprising and leads his determined wife Maria (Elisa Andrade) on an epic journey by foot to save him.
At the time of the film's completion, Maldoror's landmark of political cinema could not be shown publicly in Angola until after independence because of its moving content. SAMBIZANGA stands apart for the way that it honors both the courage of and hardships endured by women in the global struggle for liberation.
"African women must be everywhere. They must be in the images, behind the camera, in the editing room & involved in every stage of the making of a film. They must be the ones to talk about their problems." –– Director Sarah Maldoror (1929-2020)
𝘕𝘖𝘛𝘌 𝘖𝘕 𝘊𝘖𝘝𝘐𝘋-19 𝘗𝘖𝘓𝘐𝘊𝘠: 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘦 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘖𝘝𝘐𝘋-19 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘊𝘖𝘝𝘐𝘋-19 𝘷𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘶𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘸𝘦 𝘏𝘐𝘎𝘏𝘓𝘠 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯-𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤.