Sol de Carvalho kindly sent me a number of photos
he took of cinemas in Mozambique to supplement my growing collection. Most of the photos were taken by noted Brazilian photographer and filmmaker Chico Carneiro, who has lived in Maputo since the 1980s (and who was not properly credited in an earlier version of this post).
Sol, a filmmaker himself, is the director of “O Jardim do Outro Homem” (Another Man’s Garden, 2006), one of the few Mozambican-made feature-length films. He’s currently screening his “As Teias da Aranha” (The Spider’s Web), this one about HIV, at neighborhood cinemas like the one pictured in the last image in the gallery after the jump.