Synopsis

Amilcar Cabral was the leader of the unity and independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde against the colonialism of Portugal. For more than seventeen years, he fought militarily and diplomatically for the freedom of these territories, but could not see the fruit of his enormous effort. Six months before Guinea gained independence, Cabral was killed in a conspiracy by members of his own party.
Amilcar is a biopic where the history of a life is conditioned by the commitment to its thought. In the film converge the various faces of Cabral: the tenderness of a man in love and the determination of a charismatic leader; the poetry of an intellectual and the epic of a strategist; ideological training for an illiterate people and negotiation with world heads of state; the vindication of African culture and the cosmopolitan and humanist vision.

In a world that marginalized the African continent, Amílcar became the most prestigious leader among those who challenged Portuguese colonialism and managed to get the international press to focus on this tiny region. He obtained the support of the majority of leaders of the United Nations and dedicated the best years of his life to fight for a better future for his people. When it seemed that victory was near, a conspiracy within his party ended with his murder at the hands of his own men. The circumstances of his death continue today without being fully clarified. Amilcar addresses the audacity of this leader and approaches a thought that is totally valid today.