BOYS OF AFRICA: NELIO'S STORY & ALMODOU

BOYS OF AFRICA: NELIO'S STORY & ALMODOU

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NELIO’S STORY / COMEDIA INFANTIL
Shot in Mozambique, but set in an unnamed city, the film depicts the life of an orphan boy, Nelio, whose parents were killed by guerrillas. He escapes to the city and finds magic there and is soon rumored to possess healing powers...
ALMODOU
Meet Modou, a young, courageous and determined talibé - a pupil in a Koranic school - who manages to escape from his corrupt and abusive teacher to find a better life in contemporary Dakar, Senegal.

NELIO'S STORY

DIRECTED BY SOLVEIG NORDLUND 
MOZAMBIQUE AND SWEDEN / 1997 / PORTUGUESE AND MOZAMBICAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 92 MIN


SYNOPSIS

Shot in Mozambique, but set in an unnamed city, the film depicts the life of an orphan boy, Nelio, whose parents were killed by guerrillas. He escapes to the city and finds magic there and is soon rumoured to possess healing powers, in this violent, yet mythic coming-of-age story. Based on a novel by the popular Swedish writer Henning Mankell.

 

 

ALMODOU

DIRECTED BY AMADOU 
SENEGAL / 2002 / WOLOF AND FRENCH / 85 MIN


SYNOPSIS

Sometimes distasteful practices are most effectively criticized with a good sense of humor. Meet Modou, a young, courageous and determined talibé - a pupil in a Koranic school - who manages to escape from his corrupt and abusive teacher to find a better life in contemporary Dakar, Senegal.