In March, we present an extension of Sao Tome FestFilm – Sao Tome and Principe International Film Festival. This project was created and promoted by ASSECOM (Association of Entertainment and Multimedia Communication – Cultural and Artistic from Sao Tome and Principe), founded by a group os students from Sao Tome and Portugal.
This festival began in 2014 with the aim of developing and boosting projects in the areas of film, television, video and multimedia, through provision of educational activities such as workshops and conferences in the areas mentioned.
This exhibition will screening some of the films that were in competition and/or have been awarded in the last three editions, all of them held by women. In order to bring a bit of the essence of Sao Tome and Principe, were selected two films with this criteria of choice for this cycle.
In addition to the São Tomé FilmFest films, this cycle includes the film “Mina Kiá” by the director from Sao Tome and Principe Katya Aragão, one of the country’s female filmmakers. The film addresses the cruel reality of many young women from this country, thus being the motto for the conversation about the reality of the cinema and the women of Sao Tome and Principe.
Fiction – 14’ – YEAR 2015
Director – Frederike Migon
During a fight with her boyfriend on the street in Brussels’ Congolese neighborhood, Eva escapes into a hair salon. The African women in the salon initially support her, seeing a woman in distress. But when they find out what the fight is about, opinions differ…
Happiness lives here
Documentary– 15′ – YEAR 2015
Director – Gladys Mariotto
How a philosophy class on happiness in Aristotle can be understood in three different schools? And if schools are in three different continents? The answer lies in the words of Portuguese, Brazilian and African children.
Solar schools of Sao Tome and Principe
Documentary – 14′ – YEAR 2012
Sao Tome and Principe
Director – Yolanda Macías Sauco
When the Solar Schools project began, many rural communities in São Tomé and Príncipe still had no electricity. The installation of solar panels in schools represented an opportunity to improve living conditions not only for school children, but also for women involved in adult literacy, education professionals or the community itself. This documentary shows the history of some of these people involved in the process.
5 Ways 2 Die
Ficção – 15′ – YEAR 2013
Director – Daina Papadaki
Makis explores different ways of death, struggling to achieve the most ideal outcome…
The little maid
Fiction – 20′ – YEAR 2017
Sao Tome and Principe
Director – Katya Aragão
Tonia is a sensitive and cheerful girl who dreams of being a journalist. Her life changes when her mother sends her to her uncles’ home in the city, where she is being mistreated.