Behind the Lines

Behind the Lines
Genre : Political
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1971
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 53 (in minutes)

A classic account of FRELIMO's struggle against Portuguese colonial rule in Mozambique and of life in FRELIMO's liberated zones. Made at the time with the support and cooperation of the Mozambican liberation movement, FRELIMO, this is a classic account of the millitary struggles of FRELIMO. At no small personal cost and not without challenges, land was cultivated for food production on a cooperative basis, health and primary education services provided, and new institutions of governance established. Rich in archive footage this film is an invaluable and enlightening reference of the end days of Portuguese defeat and decolonisation in Mozambique.

Country: Mozambique
Director: Margaret Dickinson
Language: English
Length: 53min
Producer: Margaret Dickinson
Year: 1971



O filme BEHIND THE LINES, realizado nas zonas libertadas da FRELIMO, que se tornou um documento operativo para perceber as dimensões sócio-políticas da oposição interna moçambicana à presença colonial portuguesa


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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