Njinga, Queen of Angola (Njinga, Rainha de Angola) | UK PREMIERE

Thurs 6 Nov|18:00| Hackney Picturehouse

Njinga, Queen of Angola (Njinga, Rainha de Angola), UK PREMIERE
Dir. Sergio Graciano
Angola. 2013. 109min. Colour. Portuguese with English subtitles.

In 17th century Angola, a woman leads her kingdom in a 40-year struggle for freedom and independence. Her name is Njinga. She will be known as Queen Njinga. Born into a patriarchal society, Njinga defied tradition to become queen at the age of 50 with the aim of ensuring her people were kept safe from the Portuguese slave traders. A true story of unrivalled determination, Njinga stands today as a symbol of resistance, fully embodying the motto: “those who fight, fight to win”.

Followed by a Q&A with lead actress Lesliana Pereira 

+ Twaaga
Dir. Cédric Ido France. 2013. 30min. Colour. French with English subtitles

Burkina Faso in 1985 is a country in the throes of revolution. Manu, a young boy who loves comics, tags along with his big brother Albert. When Albert decides to undergo a magic ritual, Manu realises there are real powers to rival even those of superheroes.