Film: "Kangamba" About Cuba's Role in Angola

When & Where
2969 Mission Street [btwn 25th & 26th Streets]
San Francisco, CA
September 18, 2013 - 7:00pm
415 821 6545
"Kangamba" is a stunning and realistic portrayal of a August 1983 battle in the People’s Republic of Angola, when Cuban volunteer troops and their comrades-in-arms, the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA) were under a brutal attack by the UNITA forces, who were armed and organized by the racist, apartheid regime of South Africa.

Directed by Cuban filmmaker Rogelio Paris, the film movingly shows the determination of Cubans and patriotic Angolans to defend the noble cause of defeating the mercenary pro-apartheid forces. Fidel Castro said of the film, “Kangamba is one of the most serious and dramatic films I have ever seen. … “The exploits of our compatriots fighting together with the Angolans in that battlefield were really moving. Their heroic resistance saved them all from death.” (96 min., 2008, Spanish/English subtitles)

$5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided.