msn.com 18 Sep, 2020 08:00 am

Portugal's Cape Verdean community stars in award-winning film

Portugal's Cape Verdean community stars in award-winning film

Portugal's Cape Verdean community stars in award-winning film Africanews p p After eight years in a correction house, the young Spira returns to his neighbourhood of Reboleira, in Amadora, Portugal, and tries to reconnect with his close ones.The marginalised area and its Cape Verdean community remain invisible in Portuguese society, he says, which is why he decided to make it the centre of his film.Director Basil da Cunha worked with non-professional actors to tell the struggles faced by the young generation from Cape Verde descent in Reboleira."These three protagonists that I have chosen are kids that I have seen grow up, they are children of friends of mine," Basil da Cunha explained.

This is the beginning of the film "O Fim do Mundo", "The End of the World"."O Fim do Mundo" was in competition in 2019 at the Locarno festival in Switzerland and won the prize for best national feature film at this year's Indie Lisboa festival.

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