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PICARRA, Maria do Carmo. Imagining Angola: the birth of a nation on cinema. OBS* [online]. 2020, vol.14, n.1, pp.65-78. ISSN 1646-5954.

Forty years after Angola's independence and an initial investment aimed at putting cinema at the service of a national political and cultural program, is there an Angolan cinematography? Among those who think that José Mena Abrantes is, that, in Angola, o nascimento de uma nação. Vol. 3 O cinema da independência, entitled the chapter of its authorship "Angolan cinema. A past with the forever postponed future ". But if the memory of the cinema of the pioneers, who was born, with the nation, from a cultural policy designed by Luandino Vieira, and the start of the millennium continue to make believe in a future for this cinematography, the self-appointed "cinema da poeira [dust cinema] "- or "ghetto cinema"- which has Nollywood as a model, can now be thought of as the dominant form of expression for film production in Angola?

Palabras clave : Angolan Cinema; Cultural policie; "dust cinema"; Luandino Vieira; Ruy Duarte de Carvalho.

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