Cinema of Angola

The cinema of Angola currently suffers from financial issues around the funding of new films.[1] In the early 2000s, the Angolan government helped fund a small number of films, however this programme stopped towards the end of the decade.[1] During this time the film The Hero was filmed in Angola and won the World Dramatic Cinema Jury Grand Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.[2] The first cinemas in Angola were built in the 1930s,[3] with a total of 50 being built by the middle of the 1970s.[4][5] Many are now in a state of disrepair, but there is an effort to restore some of them.[6]

See also


  1. "Angola film industry at a glance". Buala. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  2. The Hero Archived 11 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine California Newsreel
  3. "Cinemas of Angola: From the closed to the open space". Cine Africa. Archived from the original on 13 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  4. "The unique and distinctive architectural style of Angola's cinemas". Design Indaba. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  5. "Angolan Cinemas: Past and Present Tense". Africas a Country. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  6. "Screen stars: Rescuing Angola's stunning historic cinemas". CNN. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
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