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Angola, 1998
52 min
After 27 years of domestic war Angola’s wounds are still unhealed while the world remembers nothing. Striking interviews by Angola’s best filmmaker.
The Angolan civil war started in 1975, immediately after the country’s war against the former colonizer Portugal and lasted until 2002. The tragic and bloody post-Independence war saw two former liberation movements, UNITA and the MPLA fight a war that was exploited and fueled by the United States and the then Soviet Union, whose habit it was to fight their violent Cold War battles at a safe distance from their own shores.

The wounds have still not healed and the people of Angola are still suffering the consequences of a war that crippled the country’s development and destroyed the dream of freedom. And the rest of the world, it seems, could not care less.