Death Metal Angola

  • 83'
  • Angola
  • 2012
After a fourteen-year struggle for independence followed by more than a quarter-century of civil war, Angola is a country sunk in devastation. Hardcore death metal, thrash metal and melodic death-core: this is the music of a generation of people growing up with the failed promises of the post-war world in Angola. They consider themselves on the brink of a new history, but are disappointed by failed attempts to reconstruct their country after the war. Through music and the truth it expresses, they are picking up the fragments and starting to tell a compelling new story.
Huambo was one of the hardest-hit cities in the war, and is where the orphanage is situated, and so there is great symbolic importance in having this concert here. Far from the nihilist connotations we attach to death metal, in this context it is very much a life-affirming event.
Director
Jeremy Xido
Premiere
European premiere
Countries of production
Angola, USA
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2013
Length
83'
Medium
HDcam
Language
Portuguese
Producers
Jeremy Xido, Joseph Castelo, David Gallagher
Production Companies
CABULA6, Coalition Films
Sales
Coalition Films
Cinematography
Johan Legraie, Jeremy Xido
Editor
Todd Holmes
Sound Design
Timothy Bright
Music
Christian Frederickson
Cast
Sónia Ferreira
Website
http://www.deathmetalangola.com