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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Screening: “Virgin Margarida”
November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Stone Center presents free public screenings of recent movies at 7 p.m. as part of the Diaspora Film Festival. Set in Mozambique in 1975 in the immediate aftermath of the country’s war of independence, Virgin Margarida is a restrained and thought-provoking film that tells the story of a group of female sex workers who are captured by revolutionary soldiers and sent deep into the countryside to be ‘re-educated’. Although Maria João, the officer in charge of the programme, is driven by idealistic notions, she is perfectly willing to subject her prisoners to torture. In spite of their suffering, members of the captured group of women take it upon themselves to look out for Margarida, a 16-year-old girl who stands falsely accused of prostitution and transpires to be a virgin.
Dir: Licinio Azevedo/Feature/ Mozambique, France, Portugal /French, Portuguese with English subtitles /90 min. /2012
This event is FREE and Open to the Public.
Click HERE to RSVP (limited free parking is available in the Bell Tower Deck behind the Stone Center after 5pm).