While on a trip to Cape Verde in 2013 I came across a biography on Amilcar Cabral written by the Angolan author Antonio Tomás. The pages of that book revealed utopian ideals, ambition, commitment and epic matters that were associated with Cabral throughout his entire life. However, to my surprise, History hasn’t treated him fairly and he remains an unknown character for the big public even though he has a huge dramatic potential.
That is how this project – and our wish for the contemporary European public to become acquainted with Cabral to do justice to such a fascinating character -originated.
After recording some interviews with relatives of Cabral and some ex –freedom fighters in Cape Verde, I confirmed my interest in making a documentary about him.
To mention Cabral’s name in Cape Verde means to awaken mixed (and even contradictory) feelings between his supporters and those who, in retrospect,