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Helicopters over Xipamanine

A standard interview begins with the boring question: When were you born? Usually I get the simple answer, and we move on to more interesting things. Ana Magaia, the actress, answered the question with the date (December 27), the year … Continue reading

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More Mozambique cinemas

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 … Continue reading

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Dances with Caterpillar

This happened last week in front of Maputo’s city hall. Filmmaker Pipas Forjaz happened to be there with his Iphone. Check out Forjaz’s music videos here, here, and here. And here’s his commercial for Mozambique Airlines, starring the inescapable MC … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee in Maputo

The movies were a big deal in Lourenço Marques in the 60s and 70s. By independence in 1975, there were more than a dozen cinemas in town or in the suburbs. The Gil Vicente, the Scala, the 222 and its … Continue reading

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A meeting at the movies

The neighborhood of Munhuana, in Maputo, was not always called Munhuana. It received that more appropriate name in the 1960s. It was first known as the Bairro Indígena—the “native neighborhood”—built by colonial authorities beginning in the 1940s as a kind … Continue reading

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