It is 19.00. Everyone it still waiting for the Minister of Culture. He will open the festival after my ‘thank-you’- speech and then my film 'Vóvos da Guerrilha' will be shown as the 'ante-estreia', de 'avant-première'.
Today is the start of DOCKANEMA 7, the yearly documentary filmfestival in Maputo, Mozambique. Tonight - September 14th, 2012 – my latest documentary ‘Vovós da Guerrilla’ is invited to be the Openingsfilm.
I just received a text message from cousin Rajabo who lives on Amélia’s yard. He warned me that today – the 8th of August – will be the memorial of the departing of Avó, exactly 1 year ago. That was sad news during the editing of my film GUERRILLA GRANNIES. Avó was Amélia’s mother. Although we could only communicate in a very simple way, she always welcomed me with a big smile. This how I remember her best: quietly overlooking Amelia's court.