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THE VIRGIN MARGARIDA - LICINIO AZEVEDO
the virgin margarida
mozambique
a film by  LICINIO AZEVEDO film 90
Mozambique, 1975. After 500 years of Portuguese colonization, Mozambicans hoist their flag for the first time. Those who fought for independence are in power and apply their revolutionary ideals. Prostitutes must be “reeducated” and transformed into “new women” to serve revolution. Hundred of women, prostitutes or presumed prostitutes, are arrested. Amongst them, Margarida, a teen age peasant girl, arrested for not having any
identification document. The women are taken to an isolated location. The long cohabitation between guards and prisoners, in complete isolation, brings them to the discovery of their own humanity. And to the conclusion that they are all prisoners of a system they do not understand. On occasion of the visit of the military commander who has the power to free Margarida, the women decides to free themselves.
director LICINIO AZEVEDO - authors LICINIO AZEVEDO, JACQUES AKCHOTI - producers JACQUES BIDOU, MARIANNE DUMOULIN, PEDRO PIMENTA, PANDORA DA CUNHA TELES, PABLO IRAOLA - productions JBA PRODUCTION, EBANO MULTIMEDIA, UKBAR FILMES - cast ANA-MARIA ALBINO - image MARIO MASINI - sound GITA CERVEIRA, BRANKO NESKOV - music MOREIRA CHONGUIçA - year of production 2012
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"Award for the best second role for Iva Mugalela at the JCC Carthage" (Tunisia 2012)
"Public Award at the Amiens Film Festival" (France 2012)
"Jury "Signis" mention for his humanitarian value Amiens Film Festival" (France 2012)
"Audience Award at the Festival Cinema of Africa of Angers" (France 2013)
"Award for the best second role at the Awards Movie Academy for Hermelinda Simela" (Africa 2013)
"Intercultural Communicaton award at the Festival international Vues d'Afrique" (Canada 2013)
"Best actress for Iva Mugalela at the Festival international Vues d'Afrique" (Canada 2013)
"Audience Award at the Algiers Film Festival" (Algérie 2014)
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