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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. ^ a b "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. 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.