U.S.-Africa Business Summit
Cinema: The Train of Salt and Sugar
Date and Time: Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19 2019 at 18h30
Entrance: 150 MZN and 50 MZN (for students)
Address: Scala Cine-Teatro, Av. 25 de Setembro, Maputo
About the movie
Mozambique, 1988. Amid the civil war, military escorts a freight train packed with goods and people seeking a better life. Many travel to trade sugar-salt borders, scarce locally, and the great challenge of the friction-filled journey is to overcome surprise attacks and sabotage by a man-led paramilitary group that, according to legend, turns into a monkey.
About Licínio de Azevedo
Licínio de Azevedo (born in Porto Alegre, Brazil) is an independent filmmaker and co-founder of the Mozambican film production company, Ebano Multimedia. In 1977, he was invited by filmmaker Rui Guerra to join the National Institute of Cinema (INC) in Mozambique, and soon after embarked on a prolific career as a documentary filmmaker. He has directed and produced many award-winning documentaries, which have been screened at numerous international festivals. Tchuma Tchato (1997) won a Panda Award at the Wildscreen Festival in the UK in 1998 and was chosen as a finalist at the Third International Environmental Film Festival in Pretoria in 1997. Azevedo has produced and directed several feature films. He is also a writer and his collection of stories on the Mozambican War of Independence formed the basis of Mozambique’s first full-length feature film.