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GLOBAL LENS 2009

GETTING HOME
Zhang Yang, China, 2007

I AM FROM TITOV VELES
Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia, 2007

MUTUM (EDU)
Sandra Kogut, Brazil, 2007

MY TIME WILL COME
Víctor Arregui, Ecuador, 2008

THE PHOTOGRAPH
Nan Triveni Achnas, Indonesia, 2007

POSSIBLE LIVES Sandra Gugliotta, Argentina,2006

SLEEPWALKING LAND
Teresa Prata, Mozambique, 2007

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS
Marat Sarulu, Kazakhstan, 2008

THOSE THREE (EDU)
Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (EDU)
Faouzi Bensaïdi, Morocco, 2006

 
 

Sleepwalking Land (Terra Sonâmbula)
A film by Teresa Prata

Portuguese, with subtitles in English
Mozambique, 2007 (97 minutes)

Synopsis
In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the only guide to finding his mother is a dead man's diary. Together, the storyteller and diary lead him on a magical, and sometimes macabre, journey across war–torn landscapes to find the family he lost. Based on Mia Coutou's acclaimed Portuguese novel of the same name, Teresa Prata's transporting drama underscores the power of imagination in surviving, and ultimately overcoming, the catastrophe of war.

About the Director
Teresa Prata was born in Portugal and spent her childhood in Mozambique. She studied biology at the University of Coimbra and holds a degree in Screenwriting and Directing from the German Film and Television School. She began her career working at an art gallery and has made several experimental videos and installations. Sleepwalking Land is her first feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Muidinga
Tuahir
Kindzu
Farida

Nick Lauro Teresa
Aladino Jasse
Hélio Fumo
Ilda Gonzalez

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Producers

Cinematographer
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Teresa Prata
Teresa Prata
Pandora Da Cunha Telles, António Da Cunha Telles, Camilo de Sousa
Dominique Gentil
Paulo Rebelo
Carlos Alberto Lopes
Alex Goretzki

 
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