Flora Gomes

Filmmaker (Guinea-Bissau)

| Utne Reader September / October 2007

Gomes attended a course in cinematography at the Institute of Cuban Art in Havana under the legendary Santiago Alvarez. In 1988 Gomes released Mortu Nega, the first full-length film produced in Guinea-Bissau. It is a remarkable tale of love during the country's struggle for independence.

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