After ten years of fight for independence, the war in Angola lasted another twenty years. History has seen the various causes for these conflicts. First, independence, then the Cold War where Cuban communists and South Africans segregationists took turns fighting in the Angolan conflict and finally, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the ideologies of the time, a new civil war flared.
Anne-Laure Folly went to Angola "not to understand the war but to meet its victims...": Angolan women. They, themselves, directly filmed the last images of the documentary. Without running water, electricity, nor means of communication, they bore witness in silence. They are the ones who were forgotten after the violence that has plagued their country. Among them was Sarah Maldororor's daughter, Ruth Neto.
Image: Arlette Girardot
Sound : Vincent Alexandre
Editing: Ondine Blanchard
Telcipro Prize, FNUAP Prize, Vues d'Afrique 1997 , Vues sur les docs 1997
Amiens 1998 (prize awarded by Agency of the French-Speaking Countries)