- "The Tio never developed a monumental architecture, not because they were not able to, but because they were not interested." –Jan Vansina
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Tag Archives: movies
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
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
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
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