MALUALA (Sergio Giral, 1979)

The following is one of the entries from my list of the 100 greatest films (through 2006) from Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, which I invite you to visit on this site if you haven’t already done so. — Dennis The final entry of a trilogy begun with The Other Francisco (1975) and Slave […]

OGUM’S AMULET (Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 1974)

Responding to efforts by Argentina’s Fernando Ezequiel Solanas and Octavio Getino to construct an independent Third World cinema free of colonialist, neocolonialist and Hollywood influence, Brazil’s Nelson Pereira dos Santos sought to redefine cinema nôvo. Coinciding with his manifesto urging a popular rather than a bourgeois cinema, Pereira dos Santos made O Amuleto de Ogum, […]