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The Island of Contenda (1996)

Ilhéu da Contenda (Original) / The Island of Contenda (US)

M/12 (PT)
110 min
Portuguese
1996-11-10 (FR)
Portugal, Belgium, France, Cape Verde

Cape Verde, 1964. At the feet of a mighty volcano, the traditional Cape Verdean society is undergoing a steady change. The old land-owning aristocracy is disintegrating. A class of "mulattos" begins to emerge, with a trade-based financial power that threatens the landlords. A new identity arises, a mix of old and new, of African and Portuguese culture, sensual and dynamic. The songs of Cesária Évora follow this inevitable transformation. From the novel by Henrique Teixeira de Sousa.

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